Should Apple Be Rejecting All Apps About Steve Jobs?

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Steve Jobs Timeline for iOS.
Steve Jobs Timeline for iOS — rejected.

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  • mr_bee

    This is a nonsensical statement:

    “Often times it rejects apps for a good reason, like if they contain *nudity* …”

    What exactly is the “good reason” for rejecting apps that happen to have nudity in them? You say yourself (in the same sentence) that nudity isn’t necessarily offensive. It isn’t necessarily anything to do with sex either.

  • arneolav

    Why on earth would you agree with Apple keeping “hold of Jobs’ image and make sure that it isn’t altered in any way?” In principle, that would mean that no criticism of Apple that can be traced back to Jobs’ ideas and work could come via an app, as this would alter the image of Jobs Apple likes to maintain. As more and more info seem to be channelled via apps, this is ultimately a problem for democracy. Surely, you don’t have to be European to see that? ;)

  • Jolejniczak

    Seems to me they can do whatever they want in their app store. Don’t like it? Go somewhere else.

  • technochick

    While not spelled out it is possible that Steve, with his wife’s approval, granted Apple full rights to exploit his name, image etc for commercial gain (even ‘commercial’ that is free). This is not uncommon in California which has very strict life/image use laws.

    And in keeping with those rights and to insure that they aren’t diluted in any way they are making a blanket rejection of all apps rather than get into debates about what is a good app, a bad app, licensing to use said rights etc.

  • technochick

    Seems to me they can do whatever they want in their app store. Don’t like it? Go somewhere else.

    This is 100% true. But many choose to call it censorship and Apple Nazi’s etc.

  • nuskhalabs

    We respect Apple’s decision. Although they should relax the terms for an App Approval!

  • nuskhalabs

    We respect Apple’s decision. Although they should relax the terms for an App Approval!

  • hanhothi

    To answer the question Killian raised, yes. Jobs is dead already. Let’s forget him and move on.