Apple Rejects iPhone Book App – Knife Music for Objectionable Content

David Carnoy, an editor at CNet and author of emergency-room psychodrama called Knife Music had hired iPhone app developer Alexandru Brie to release his book as an iPhone app on the App Store using Brie’s TouchBooks Reader software.

However, when Alexandru Brie submitted the app book to the App Store for approval, it was rejected by Apple for objectionable content.

iPhone Developer, Alexandru Brie has published a couple of classics like White Fang and Arabian Nights as iPhone Apps.

However, when he submitted David Carnoy’s emergency-room psychodrama called Knife Music to the App Store, he received the following rejection letter:

Dear Mr. Alexandru Brie,

Thank you for submitting Knife Music – David Carnoy to the App
Store. We’ve reviewed Knife Music – David Carnoy and determined that we
cannot post this version of your iPhone application to the App Store
because it contains objectionable content and is in violation of
Section 3.3.12 from the iPhone SDK Agreement which states:

"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 judgement [sic] may be found objectionable by iPhone or iPod
touch users."

An example of the offensive content is attached.

The screenshot of the objectional content can be seen below:

This is the second instance that I am aware of where an iPhone app has got rejected for objectionable material. Apple had previously rejected iPhone Comic book app – Murderdrome for a similar reason.

Here are some of the iPhone apps that have got rejected or banned or removed from the App Store.

What do you think?

[via Gizmodo]

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