Apple Censoring ALL non PG Apps

Apple have decided to remove anything that is in the slightest bit non PG. See the email below from Apple – what a nice way to notify developers!!! Shoot first and not ask any questions, typical Apple  arrogance. Just resubmit if you don’t like it, your income stops in the meantime of course, but bad luck.

Roll on WINDOWS PHONE 7, ANDROID – Apple you are completely fith if you think developers are going to take this one without a class action.

As you can see – below is a screenshot from itunes connect showing the app as "removed from sale"

itunes connect screencapture

The dumb thing is that Wobble has no content at all. what is more, there have been no changes to Wobble functionality in about 6-8 months ( a few bug fixes only)

It would seem they are going to be removing a LOT of Apps!!! All those soft core “Asian Babes” and “Naughty Hotties” are going to have to go too?!

See a screenshot of our stats over the last year – it’s not like Wobble isn’t *known* to Apple – they have paid us almost $300,000 more in AUD and it’s been installed 970,000 times (inc the free version)!!

Screen shot 2010-02-19 at 12.40.43 PM

Here’s a screenshot of itunes showing the massive number of reviews and the average rating by users of 4 star:

 itunes screencapture wobble

NOTE – it may still show up in iTunes for another hour or so, it takes a while to update.

UPDATE – Techcrunch have the story


Dear Glentwood pty ltd,
The App Store continues to evolve, and as such, we are constantly refining our guidelines. Your application, Wobble iBoobs (Premium Uncensored), contains content that we had originally believed to be suitable for distribution. However, we have recently received numerous complaints from our customers about this type of content, and have changed our guidelines appropriately.
We have decided to remove any overtly sexual content from the App Store, which includes your application.
Thank you for your understanding in this matter. If you believe you can make the necessary changes so that Wobble iBoobs (Premium Uncensored) complies with our recent changes, we encourage you to do so and resubmit for review.
iPhone App Review

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