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

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.



1. arcq12

Posts: 733; Member since: Oct 13, 2011

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

5. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012


2. StringCheese01

Posts: 64; Member since: Jan 27, 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

4. the_s2

Posts: 239; Member since: Nov 22, 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.

10. RageQuit

Posts: 44; Member since: Sep 05, 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.

12. thephoneguy92

Posts: 191; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

the supreme power...you're ridiculous

13. Non_Sequitur

Posts: 1111; Member since: Mar 16, 2012

You just proved his point.

14. thephoneguy92

Posts: 191; Member since: Dec 29, 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.

16. Non_Sequitur

Posts: 1111; Member since: Mar 16, 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.

8. atheisticemetic

Posts: 377; Member since: Dec 18, 2011

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

3. drahmad

Posts: 480; Member since: Aug 20, 2011

smuggle truck was one of my favourite games

7. Jamus

Posts: 30; Member since: Feb 19, 2012

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

6. Chronos

Posts: 258; Member since: Feb 25, 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.

9. atheisticemetic

Posts: 377; Member since: Dec 18, 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

11. Chronos

Posts: 258; Member since: Feb 25, 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.

15. Jonathan41

Posts: 532; Member since: Mar 22, 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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