Apple has decided to reject an app that would clearly be a must-download/oggle for any heterosexual male on the planet. Called iBoobs (from Mystic Game Development), the app features, well… you can pretty much guess what it features. Go ahead and check out the video above for a demo.
It appears as though Apple has given a stern wag of the finger to the app. This comes off as a curious move to me, considering some of the apps let into the App Store of late (including a whole bevy of ‘farting’ applications). However, in Apple’s mind I suppose the app in question was simply crossing the line.
Macenstein has posted a small portion of a letter that was sent to the developers of iBoobs, Mystic Game Development. In it, Apple claims:
“Applications must not contain any Obscene, pornographic, offensive or defamatory content or materials of any kind (text, graphics, images, photographs, etc.), or other content or materials that in Apple’s reasonable judgment may be found objectionable by iPhone or iPod touch users.”
So let me get this straight:
- Farting apps = ok with Apple.
- Violence and killing apps = ok with Apple.
- Bouncing bits of anatomy = not cool with Apple.
I can understand their point, especially when they clearly state in their terms that any potential pornographic, offensive or obscene content will be refused… But wouldn’t a farting app, or an app where you go around shooting your guns and blowing people’s heads off reach the same level of offensiveness to a different crowd?
This is one of those grey areas I suppose… Just thought it was really interesting 🙂 Discuss!