The app will be removed from the App Store unless a new version, complying with Apple’s review policies, is uploaded to iTunes Connect soon.
Sparrow developer Dinh Viêt Hoà tweeted:
“Apple called to tell me that Sparrow has been rejected. Our app will be removed from the appstore if we don’t submit a new version soon.” [tweet link]
“We’ll submit a new version of Sparrow for iPhone that is only compatible with iOS 6.” [tweet link]
Explaining the reason for rejection, Dinh tweeted:
“We managed to get a rich text edition [and] the keyboard appeared without the user [having] to tap on iOS 5.” [tweet link]
Back when the Sparrow team was acq-hired by Google, founder Dom Leca noted that they’d be providing support for the app and fixing bugs but not adding any new features.