“The difference is this is a well-known company with previously published material available broadly in a well-accepted format."
“It came to the point where we were getting customer complaints from women who found the content getting too degrading and objectionable, as well as parents who were upset with what their kids were able to see.”
Seems to be hypocrisy at it's finest!
Of course I have never seen Apple of all companies as being hypocritical. I mean sticking the same hardware in a PC as any other manufacturer, and using custom drivers to signify it as Apple approved, as well as having to write or have the OEM write custom drivers for your companies Unix based OS, so that you can say it's custom (when it's really the same hardware), is up front business right.
Apple seems to be making some very poor decisions lately. Fanbois are going to have a hard time defending them if they keep it up...
Amazingly there were even a few apps that got banned which had the tech of a 1950's pen. You know those pens that you flip upside down and the picture of the girl loses her clothes. Oh and there was the skirt app that let you blow into the microphone to lift a girls skirt. But they still have 100,000 fart apps right?
Huzzah for Apple. These things (as anyone who actually owns an iPhone/iPod can attest) are a waste of space on the App Store-- essentially, spam. You guys, um, coming out in favor of spam now?
Not quite sure where digitaldd gets the "hundred thousand" value from; last I saw there were about three fart-sound apps, and they (without frequent updates, and with low user rankings) will slowly slide off into the sunset. The girl- and boy-picture apps are plastered on a regular basis in every category, including ones they obviously don't fit into, and are pumped by phony users' reviews.
When you search in a particular category, such as "All free apps," you only see the top 100 (if there's a "next page" button, it's well-hidden from these aging eyes). So having 20 picture-album apps means that 20 which may be of actual interest aren't being shown. (You can improve on this by selecting a subcategory, then searching all free apps... but as mentioned, the picture-album apps are pervasive, and wind up even in such categories as "productivity" and "finance.")
One might also comment on the dozens of organized crime, vampire, and racing duel-games; but that's another matter, and I expect a shakeout to occur. They, at least, are free to start.
"I didn't cry when Bambi's mother was shot... but I cried when HAL was turned off."
It's Apple's store. They own it and can do what they want to with it. Any other reason or excuse doesn't matter at all. Criticizing it is just a waste of time. I'm glad I don't own one, and that I don't have to mess with it, because the way they handle the store would just piss me off anyway.
My computers give me all of the technology 'fix' that I need.
I think that Clem Snide has a valid point. There is way too much GARBAGE to sift through to get to the Apps worth having. And That's probably pissing people off as well.
Don't part with your illusions. When they are gone you may still exist, but you have ceased to live.
That app rocks lol
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