iPhone Apps Banned or Removed

Password-Stealing Instagram App Back on the App Store Under New Names

Password-Stealing Instagram App Back on the App Store Under New Names

A password-stealing Instagram app that was pulled from the App Store last November has returned under new names. InstaAgent by Turker Bayram is now being offered as “Who Cares With Me – InstaDetector” and “InstaCare – Who Cares With Me” — both of which are just as malicious as the original.

Apple rejects The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth due to themes of ‘violence towards children’

Apple rejects The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth due to themes of ‘violence towards children’

The iOS version of the popular indie game, The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth, was rejected by Apple due to themes of violence toward children according to the game publisher. 

Launcher headed back to iOS App Store after removal last year [Update: You can download it now]

Launcher headed back to iOS App Store after removal last year [Update: You can download it now]

In 2014, Launcher was removed from the App Store due to the widget functionality that was implemented inside of its Today widget, found within Notification Center.

Apple rejects GIF Finder update for ridiculous ‘copyright’ reasons

Apple rejects GIF Finder update for ridiculous ‘copyright’ reasons

The developer of GIF Finder, a relatively popular app in the iOS App Store with over 90,000 downloads, had to remove his app from the App Store after Apple rejected an update for it because of copyright issues.

Apple rejecting games for screenshots depicting guns or violence

Apple rejecting games for screenshots depicting guns or violence

Pocket Gamer reports that according to multiple developers Apple’s App Review team has been rejecting games and updates, which include screenshots that depict violence such as people holding guns, being maimed or killed.

Apple reverses decision once again; tells developer to add the calculator back to Nintype keyboard

Apple reverses decision once again; tells developer to add the calculator back to Nintype keyboard

Nintype is an iOS 8 keyboard that supports two-handed swipe gestures, and comes packed with a ton of functionality. One such feature is a calculator inside the keyboard, to let users quickly perform calculations without leaving the app they’re currently using.

Drafts reinstates Notification Center widget after Apple reverses decision

Drafts reinstates Notification Center widget after Apple reverses decision

Ever since the launch of iOS 8, and the introduction Notification Center widgets, some developers have run into trouble with Apple’s review policy for apps in the App Store.

Apple backtracks, lets Transmit restore ‘Send To’ iCloud Drive feature

Apple backtracks, lets Transmit restore ‘Send To’ iCloud Drive feature

Apple asks developer behind Drafts to remove its Notification Center note creation feature

Apple asks developer behind Drafts to remove its Notification Center note creation feature

Ever since the launch of iOS 8, and the availability of widgets within Notification Center, many developers have run into problems with Apple and the implementation of those widgets.

Apple cracks down on Neato, tells developer to remove note taking feature from Notification Center

Apple cracks down on Neato, tells developer to remove note taking feature from Notification Center

As Apple showcased widgets within Notification Center, the possibilities seemed endless for developers to extend an app’s ability. For some, though, it hasn’t been a smooth road.