Apple Reconsiders and Approves Nine Inch Nails' App Update

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Nine Inch Nails' frontman Trent Reznor recently spoke out about Apple's approval process for iPhone applications after an update to the band's own application was rejected due to "objectionable" downloadable content that wasn't housed within the app itself.

In an update to the situation, Reznor reports via his Twitter account that the update has now been accepted by Apple and that the app remains unchanged from the previously-submitted version, suggesting that Apple has revisited its previous rejection.

Recent reports have suggested that parental controls coming in iPhone OS 3.0 this summer would open the door for the approval of more apps containing such "objectionable content", and the latest beta version of the new operating system released last night does in fact include such controls.

Article Link: Apple Reconsiders and Approves Nine Inch Nails' App Update
 
Man, you guys are fast! :eek:

I was about to submit...
"According to tweets from Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor, a controversial update to the NIN iPhone app has been approved "unchanged" and should hit the app store in a few hours. Many beleive that squabbles over explicit content could be avoided if Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) established optional parental controls on the iPhone and iPod Touch." :eek:
 

Roessnakhan

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Man, you guys are fast! :eek:

I was about to submit...
"According to tweets from Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor, a controversial update to the NIN iPhone app has been approved "unchanged" and should hit the app store in a few hours. Many beleive that squabbles over explicit content could be avoided if Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) established optional parental controls on the iPhone and iPod Touch." :eek:
3.0 has parental controls for the App Store, I believe.
 

Small White Car

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Step 1 is a ratings-system for apps.

Step 2 is an iPhone parental preference that sets a rating level that the phone is allowed to access up to.

Step 3 is an iPhone parental preference allowing 2 choices:
* Allow all apps except ________
* Allow no apps except ________


3 easy steps and, BAM, now there's no reason in the world to censor anything on the app store except for malicious programs that steal data or spam people. Come on, Apple. Get it done.
 

Unspoken Demise

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Thank God that super useful app got its way. :rolleyes:

But on the matter of principals? This is great news and a step in the right direction.
 

Bakey

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Hopefully, Trent's ability to shame Apple into changing their decision will benefit other people who are less able to bite the hand that feeds them. ;)
Oooooooh yeah! Shame on you Apple...

Get a grip man - at least this might stop Trent Pillock from bitchin' for the next five minutes... :rolleyes:

EDIT : Damn! I re-read your post... Sorry chap! But I still stand my hope that he'll now shut the hell up!!
 

jmnikricket

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Thank God that super useful app got its way. :rolleyes:

But on the matter of principals? This is great news and a step in the right direction.
+1

Never thought I'd see the day that Apple gave in to the PR bat. However I would be willing to bet that other apps get told to wait for 3.0.
 

Unspoken Demise

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Never thought I'd see the day that Apple gave in to the PR bat. However I would be willing to bet that other apps get told to wait for 3.0.
EXACTLY! This only happened because of his "public outcry." Any other developer that is simply trying to be innovative through being maybe a bit taboo or racy is going to get a big old rejection by the approval process.
 

stagi

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Nice one. Nice to see some people can still twist apples arm/stalk ^^
Boo, the shareholders should have more pull than a band member. I hope this isn't a sign on future caving in from celebs
 

theheadguy

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So, it means they really just don't know what they are doing. The app store has been out long enough to figure out what they want to approve or deny. I'm starting to get the feeling there are some low paid monkeys hitting accept and deny on this stuff.
 

mac ath

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i cant think of anything worst for Apple than changing their mind everytime a celebrity makes a public coplaint on how they opperate their appstore or their bussiness for that matter.

...And by coplaint I obviously mean complaint. Sorry for my english:eek:
 

ph0rk

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Where are all the people that were arguing that Trent's message to his fans was unlikely to get a response due to language?
 

SolRayz

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The right move by Apple! In my opinion they should not be in the business of censuring apps. Do they regulate and censure within the mac/pc software market too? Why should the iphone be any different.
 

Unspoken Demise

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Where are all the people that were arguing that Trent's message to his fans was unlikely to get a response due to language?
I thought he was very unprofessional in the way he handled things. Cursing usually gets you no where when trying to make a coherent point.

The right move by Apple! In my opinion they should not be in the business of censuring apps. Do they regulate and censure within the mac/pc software market too? Why should the iphone be any different.
It might be because as the iPhone's reputation grows larger and further in reach, they are starting to fall into the hands of young teens. A parent may see, ignorantly, when presented by a kid, a music oriented app and simply allow the download without knowledge, leading to WTF moments when they hear the child singing along to questionable lyrics.

Its the parents fault, but Apple would undoubtably get the brunt for it. :rolleyes:
 

bigandy

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I'm sure there was news of someone resubmitting an app after an approval fail - much in the same way as this - without any change...

..and it was accepted.


I wouldn't read that much in to it.
 

doctor-don

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That squeaky wheel got the grease! Maybe it would have been approved had a complaint gone through channels instead of being aired in public.
 
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