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10 hilarious, ridiculous and plain stupid apps Apple hated and pulled from the App Store

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10 hilarious, ridiculous and plain stupid apps Apple hated and pulled from the App Store
Some application grow to the top of Apple’s App Store to the delight of creators and the general public. Some turn huge profits to developers and Apple always gets its 30% piece of the pie. But there are some applications that only grow to become famous after Cupertino pulls them from its application catalog.

Sometimes, this is for a good reason and sometimes... well, sometimes Apple itself fails to explain why the apps were removed. The apps listed below became famous despite being removed from iOS’s App Store - actually removing them brought them unprecedented media attention. Some are scandalous, others are cute and funny, and some cross the line. But all of them are united by one thing - Apple hated them. With no further ado, here are the apps and here is why they were removed.

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posted on 22 Mar 2012, 08:28 6

1. arcq12 (Posts: 733; Member since: 13 Oct 2011)


why did they even approved those apps to hit the appstore in the first place?

posted on 22 Mar 2012, 13:06 6

5. -box- (Posts: 3714; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)


Money

posted on 22 Mar 2012, 08:52 5

2. StringCheese01 (Posts: 62; Member since: 27 Jan 2012)


Speaking of offending it consumers, why does slide 6 out of 10 need to make an offensive remark towards Catholicism? It doesn't even make sense.. How unprofessional

posted on 22 Mar 2012, 12:56 7

4. the_s2 (Posts: 205; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)


I never expected this, Phonearena. Bashing a religion aint gonna help you get more readers. Slide 6 and 7, they need to be taken down or changed, it hurts religious feelings. Phonearena team, being atheists doesnt mean bashing religion. With technology and knowledge comes the natural rejection of the supreme power, I understand, but nothing can change the beliefs of a devotee, be it technology or science. This has gone way too far PA, way too far. At some point I had to say this, as I see a general tendency of many to bash the catholic church and muslims. Live, and let live. ANd Catholic church NEVER turns its back to sexuality. may it be sin, but everyone has their right to live his life. That is how we are taught to live.

Sorry guys, if I went off topic.

posted on 22 Mar 2012, 17:47 2

10. RageQuit (Posts: 41; Member since: 05 Sep 2011)


Its called opionins and everyone is allowed to state theirs, including PA writers. Dont lik the content? Dont go to the site, simple as that.

posted on 23 Mar 2012, 18:33 1

12. thephoneguy92 (Posts: 191; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)


the supreme power...you're ridiculous

posted on 24 Mar 2012, 17:36 2

13. Non_Sequitur (Posts: 1111; Member since: 16 Mar 2012)


You just proved his point.

posted on 24 Mar 2012, 23:58 3

14. thephoneguy92 (Posts: 191; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)


If his point is that anytime anyone says "the supreme power" they sound ridiculous, then yes I did. Stop trying to push your religion on a cell phone based site. I don't complain when they write articles that offend ghosts. Same thing.

posted on 25 Mar 2012, 09:57 2

16. Non_Sequitur (Posts: 1111; Member since: 16 Mar 2012)


No one is trying to push their religion. Atheists use the term "supreme power" when referring to the religions of others.
Ex. "Hello, I'm an athiest, and I do not believe in a supreme power."
Also, if you are a real athiest, then you should realize that Christianity (and other religions) are not "ridiculous." Respect and be respected. Live and let live. And comparing our God to a ghost isn't helping.
Grow up.

posted on 22 Mar 2012, 17:31 1

8. atheisticemetic (Posts: 377; Member since: 18 Dec 2011)


reputation supersedes itself?

dont get your panties in a bunch (see what i did there?) ;)

posted on 22 Mar 2012, 10:15 2

3. drahmad (Posts: 478; Member since: 20 Aug 2011)


smuggle truck was one of my favourite games

posted on 22 Mar 2012, 14:45 2

7. Jamus (Posts: 30; Member since: 19 Feb 2012)


i bet given your avatar lol. i only bash b.c i know your a troll

posted on 22 Mar 2012, 13:53 7

6. Chronos (Posts: 257; Member since: 25 Feb 2012)


"Violation: Offensive to religion."

This is a problem? Religion deserves to be insulted. Me So Holy would have been an entertaining app if it stayed in the store.

posted on 22 Mar 2012, 17:33 5

9. atheisticemetic (Posts: 377; Member since: 18 Dec 2011)


define religion (it simply means belief system)

we all have one.....dont be a tool and start a flame war

secondly, read a dictionary before you say stuff like this

posted on 22 Mar 2012, 20:34 4

11. Chronos (Posts: 257; Member since: 25 Feb 2012)


Religion - A set of beliefs concerning the cause, nature, and purpose of the universe, especially when considered as the creation of a superhuman agency or agencies, usually involving devotional and ritual observances, and often containing a moral code governing the conduct of human affairs.

I defined religion for you. And what difference does it make if we each have a belief system? The answer is there isn't any.

posted on 25 Mar 2012, 02:49

15. Jonathan41 (Posts: 526; Member since: 22 Mar 2012)


I don't think the first two apps on the list should be considered ridiculous at all. It kinda bugged me a little when I saw that apple pulled the orignal Siri just to come out with their version exclusively on the iPhone 4s; and the only thing iTether did was give costumers an alternative to expensive Hotspot plans. There's nothing ridiculous about that to me.

Also taking the Phone Story game off the App Store poses a contradiction considering that the things that was most offensive about the game is based of a truthful part of the phones production. Yes, it can be argued that the app takes things to far by making a 'fun' out of the harsh realities of people actual lives, but the very device that the consumer holds in their hands is a product of these people tribulations.

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