In a vicious effort at censorship, Apple has released new guidelines for the iPhone apps store: no more fart apps.
Apple’s newly published guidelines for the App Store review process provide a candid, plainly written summary of the company’s policies on iOS software, including the blunt statement in the introduction: “We don’t need anymore Fart apps.”
As promised, on Thursday Apple published its App Store Review Guidelines, a document that details what is and is not acceptable for App Store software. It covers a number of topics, including the functionality of software, use of features such as push notifications and location services, and integration of Apple-controlled programs like Game Center and iAds.
In its opening introduction, the document makes clear the “broader themes” that Apple uses in reviewing App Store submissions. The company clearly stated that it is concerned about children having access to inappropriate applications, and is also interested in keeping the quality of software at a certain level.
“We have over 250,000 apps in the App Store,” the document reads. “We don’t need any more Fart apps. If your app doesn’t do something useful or provide some form of lasting entertainment, it may not be accepted.”
Yet another reason to get an Android phone. Can you believe that?
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