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Apple apologizes for approving Baby Shaker

Apple has issued an official apology for allowing the application Baby Shaker onto the App Store. “We sincerely apologize for this mistake,” Apple spokeswoman Natalie Kerris said in a statement, adding that the game was “deeply offensive” and should not have been approved for sale. Appearing yesterday on the App Store, Baby Shaker urged users to stop the crying of a baby pictured on screen by shaking the iPhone or iPod touch, until the crying stops and two red “x” marks appear over the infant’s eyes. Apple removed the app from the Store yesterday afternoon; this is the first time Apple has publicly apologized for the publishing of an offensive application.

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This issue here is not one of useless apps, but rather of disgusting apps that should never be published.  Does Apple approve all apps before they are posted?  If so, that person needs to be fired who things that shaking a baby to death is fun or funny.

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