Controversial iPhone Baby Shaker App Removed By Apple

Controversial iPhone Baby Shaker App Removed By Apple

From Fileunderi's always bulging "WTF?" File and our "Who the hell approves iPhone Apps" file:

Apple has confirmed that their controversial Baby Shaker App was removed from iTunes on Wednesday.

In case you missed this fine App...

It was developed by a company called Sikalosoft and had the following tag line:

“On a plane, on the bus, in a theater. Babies are everywhere you don’t want them to be! They’re always distracting you from preparing for that big presentation at work with their incessant crying. Before Baby Shaker there was nothing you could do about it. See how long you can endure his or her adorable cries before you just have to find a way to quiet the baby down!”

The App had an illustration (link here) of baby, and when the iPhone was shaken vigorously the baby's eyes would be covered with red X's...simulating the death of the baby. There was also a timer to tell the shaker how long it took.

Obviously, outrage over this App was instant and the App was only available for two days.

Fileunderi is guilty of possessing one sick sense of humor, but there is absolutely nothing humorous about this App. And the obvious question is: Does anyone at Apple approve these Apps before they are made available?


Source: The Wall Street Journal Online


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1 comment:

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