Rogue Amoeba’s Airfoil Speakers Touch App Yanked Because It Duplicates Functionality In iOS 6? [Updated]

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Airfoil Speakers Touch has been yanked from the App Store. Why? Only Apple knows.
Airfoil Speakers Touch has been yanked from the App Store. Why? Only Apple knows for sure.
  • InternDom

    CYDIA?

  • chakravyu

    It was just a matter of time. It’s a brilliant app. Luckily I grabbed it a few weeks back.

  • Sean Smith

    I like Apple but absolutely hate them when they do crap like this. So what if it duplicates functionality in a product you haven’t even released yet? This reminds me of when they kicked Camera+ out of the App Store temporarily because of the hidden “volume up shutter button” functionality because it was “confusing” and then lo-and-behold the exact same feature ends up in the official Camera app in iOS 5.

  • mr_bee

    I like Apple but absolutely hate them when they do crap like this. So what if it duplicates functionality in a product you haven’t even released yet? This reminds me of when they kicked Camera+ out of the App Store temporarily because of the hidden “volume up shutter button” functionality because it was “confusing” and then lo-and-behold the exact same feature ends up in the official Camera app in iOS 5.

    You’re misrepresenting things a bit here.  They banned the app for the reason stated, but there was a long pause between that action and them adding the same functionality themselves.  Also, they re-instated the app and the functionality afterwards. 

    In that case at least, there is no reason to believe that anything apple said or did was false or self-serving.  
  • binkleybloom

    If this is what we have in store for us in the OS X App Store, then I want NOTHING to do with it!

    y’know what? Functionality SHOULD be able to be duplicated! I’m getting very sick of Apple’s approach these days – it seems like the large the slice of a pie a company has, the more they want.

    Keep it up, Apple – I’ve been using your product faithfully since 1990. Ubuntu looks better and better all the time.

  • technochick

    So where the update admitting that your tipster was totally wrong and in fact it was pulled because of unauthorized use of a private API in violation of the developer rules

  • technochick

    So where the update admitting that your tipster was totally wrong and in fact it was pulled because of unauthorized use of a private API in violation of the developer rules