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Apple flips, approves NIN iPhone app update

Following its rejection of an update to rock band Nine Inch Nails’ iPhone app “nin: access,” which was followed by a profanity-laden response from band founder Trent Reznor, Apple today unexpectedly reversed course and approved the application. According to a series of posts to Reznor’s Twitter account, the app was approved as recently as today, and should be live in a “few hours.” Despite the fact that Apple originally rejected the app due to objectionable content, Reznor claims the approved app is unchanged, saying that the “‘issues’ seem to have been resolved.” Nine Inch Nails’ nin: access application is a free download from the App Store.

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About time Apple gets called on this stuff. I enjoy the music of NIN but rejecting an app because of access to an album that Apple SELLS ON THEIR STORE? Apple really needs to set some real guidelines for the App Store when they reject a band’s app for content but allow such lovely things like “A Naughty Nurse” or “The Sexy Ladies of SHOW” through.

Don’t get me wrong. I’m NOT suggesting Apple erred by allowing those apps through. I’m all for the ogling of gorgeous models. But do the words “Parental Controls” ring a bell? If Apple isn’t already implementing some of these ratings for the App Store, they should.

Of course, that doesn’t address Apple’s overreaction and rejection of the use of an iPhone-shaped icon in previous apps…yeesh.

Posted by Daniel S. on May 8, 2009 at 11:29 AM (CDT)

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