Also, every other Internet application

Michael Tsai writes:

Apple has rejected Drivetrain, an iPhone app that controls Transmission.

Steven Frank explains:

Turns out it’s not even because it requires a companion desktop app, which was previously used as grounds for rejection (despite the existence of Apple’s own «Remote»), but because «this category of applications» is frequently used for infringing copyright.

Neven Mrgan ads:

Here’s another application frequently used for infringing copyright: iPod.

Engadget has more. Here’s the app in question. Seriously, this is starting to become extremely annoying.

In other news, Apple has rejected an iPhone app that would enable users to fashion their mugs into portraits resembling Jesus Christ.


And then there was this:

If you’re wondering why Eucalyptus is not yet available, it’s currently in the state of being «rejected» for distribution on the iPhone App Store. This is due to the fact that it’s possible, after explicitly searching for them, to find, download from the Internet, and then read texts that Apple deems «objectionable». The example they have given me is a Victorian text-only translation of the Kama Sutra of Vatsyayana.

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