Pulitzer Prize Winner's 'NewsToons' Now Available in App Store

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  1. macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001


    Last week, there was a bit of publicity surrounding Apple's December rejection of an iPhone application highlighting the work of online political cartoonist Mark Fiore, who was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for his work earlier in the week.

    After Fiore's disclosure that his NewsToons application had been rejected by Apple last December for "ridiculing public figures", Apple invited him to resubmit his application, and Apple CEO Steve Jobs noted that the rejection had been a mistake.

    Fiore resubmitted his application on Friday, and NewsToons ($0.99) is now available in the App Store. The application provides access to Fiore's animated political cartoons, as well as offering links to the news stories that inspired each cartoon.

    Article Link: Pulitzer Prize Winner's 'NewsToons' Now Available in App Store
  2. macrumors regular


    Nov 27, 2006
    Republic of Texas

    Nice lesson to all about how the rules don't apply to special people. Way to go Apple. I love you guys, but this sucks.
  3. macrumors member

    Feb 9, 2009
    Not a lesson, its always been that way in our world. It's just showing us that Apple is no different, which I already knew, didnt you?
  4. macrumors 68000

    Jun 16, 2008
    Know the irony? Mark probably couldn't be happier this app was rejected. Now it's added after much publicity it will sell ten times the amount.
  5. On5
    macrumors newbie

    Apr 20, 2010
    Approval policy.

    I wonder if Apple changed their approval policy or was it just an exception.

    We just sent basically same question to Apple to find out if the initial version of Toptop applies to the policy now.

    Here you can find what i am talking about (look for screenshots "Main menus before Tiptop was approved by Apple (2 submits)"):
  6. macrumors 65816

    May 30, 2007

    Little Fiore was made to grovel and was reeducated.

    Big Brother made a point.

    Now, all the really little schmucks, shut up and be happy you are allowed to be.

    "Think Different!"

    (As long as it's sanctioned by Big Brother)
  7. macrumors regular


    Nov 27, 2006
    Republic of Texas
    Yeah, I thought so however part of me was hoping that in this area, it would be a bit different. I thought, maybe, that would do the right thing. Change starts with one person you know....
  8. macrumors regular

    Jan 19, 2005
    South Dakota, USA
    win a friggin pulitzer then complain. It's a pretty special thing to achieve. He deserves all the benefits it comes with.
  9. macrumors regular


    Nov 27, 2006
    Republic of Texas
    A pulitzer is a big deal, no doubt. That said however, rules are rules and if they apply to one then they should apply to all unless there was a pulitzer clause in the rules.

    I am happy that he won the pulitzer though. I think his work is pretty awesome and I am glad he is in the store with his app. I just don't like how it went down and that is my opinion. If you don't like it, so what - it's my opinion. Thanks for sharing yours.
  10. macrumors 6502a


    Mar 28, 2007
    New York, NY
    I am offended by the ridiculing of public figures. :D
  11. macrumors newbie

    Mar 4, 2008
    so steve jobs made a mistake and apologized.

    let me know when any of the following ever apologizes for a mistake
    barack obama
    george w bush
    steve ballmer
    and a list that would take forever to post.

    ps: steve jobs has enough points, in his favor, to be as arrogant as he wants to be but has enough class to address legit (his opinion) problems. and more than once.
  12. macrumors 68020


    Dec 31, 2007
    Colorado & Ontario

    Do you think, just perhaps, that there is more than one employee at Apple?

    Seriously people.

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