As you probably know by now, Apple monitors which applications can go into the app store, and a lot of them get shot down before they are given a chance. The most recent app to get shut down wasn’t some crazy, virus app, but merely a magazine app. You are probably wondering why a magazine might get shot down by apple, well it was the content of the magazine. No, it wasn’t a porn magazine or anything else containing mature content, but one about Android!
The CEO of Media Provider, a small magazine publisher located in Denmark, said that because the magazine was about Android, it wasn’t allowed into the app store. Here is his conversation with an apple rep.
“So what’s the problem?” Dixon asked, knowing full well what the problem was.
“You know… your magazine,” replied the Apple rep, who identified himself only as Richard. “It’s just about Android…. we can’t have that in our App Store.”
Even if the app had been approved, I doubt anyone would have found it. Now because of this incident, it will get a lot of free publicity.