Earlier this month, DailyTech reported that Apple has been pretty restrictive when it comes to accepting certain applications into its App Store ecosystem. The company most prominently rejected an application which it claimed provided functionality too similar to existing Apple applications.
The backlash that Apple received after the public airing of the rejection notices now appears to have set off another round of restrictions from Cupertino. According to Mac Rumors, developers receiving rejection notices from Apple can no longer talk about why their application was rejected. Rejection notices now bear the following text in bold letters:
THE INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THIS MESSAGE IS UNDER NON-DISCLOSURE
So developers who now spend time developing for Apple's iPhone and iPod touch now run the risk of having their application rejected plus they now cannot talk about their rejections with anyone else.
This move comes not long after the Podcaster application was rejected by Apple. Podcaster was to provide new functionality to the iPhone and iPod touch by allowing the subscription, management, and streaming of podcasts directly to the portable device instead of having to be tethered to a desktop or notebook. Apple, wary of such a powerful program being available on the App Store, provided the following statement in a rejection letter:
Since Podcaster assists in the distribution of podcasts, it duplicates the functionality of the Podcast section of iTunes.
Naturally, many in the iPhone/iPod touch development community as well as Mac enthusiasts were upset about the decision. The rejection notice from Apple was posted all around the web and for the most part, Apple's actions were seen as a negative move that would discourage developers from providing applications to consumers out of fear of having their hard work rejected due to reasons that only Apple deemed appropriate.
Apple’s move to stifle the bad press from its App Store rejections may have erred by going the NDA route with rejection notices. If the response from the Mac community is any indication, this move may be even more frowned upon.
quote: communists are inherently good minded
quote: invading another country and bankrupting yourself is the stupidest thing thats ever done.
quote: living under communism had its ups and downs just like living under any system.
quote: Soviet, Cuba, and even the people of China
quote: Communism in its purest form is more like a democracy, it has no clear figure of authority, but rather is a society working together. Unsurprisingly do to the selfish nature of mankind, this idea is rather impractical and has never seen the light of day in any true implementation.
quote: liberal talking point of mankind being "selfish"
quote: ast time I checked, Wall Street and Iraq were both policies of an American elected idiot who destroyed the very things moderates tried to protect, balance.
quote: Russians, Cubans, and even Chinese people are probably happier on average even with less.
quote: "You're thinking of the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act, introduced by Republicans..."
quote: The final bipartisan bill resolving the differences was passed in the Senate 90-8-1-1 ( Sen. Peter Fitzgerald (R-IL) being the only U.S. Senator voting Present on the measure. Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) being the only U.S. Senator reported as necessarily absent during the roll call and recorded as Not Voting on the measure.) and in the House: 362-57-15. Without forcing a veto vote, this bipartisan, veto proof legislation was signed into law by President Bill Clinton on November 12, 1999. 
quote: i know people who've worked in developing countries for 14 hours a day and are proud of their hard work.
quote: tough times make tougher people.
quote: china has a middle class rising faster than any in the world.
quote: if you compare china with india, you can see some of the benefits a totalitarian state and the one-child policy has had.
quote: israelis are probably on the cliff in terms of safety and yet you're saying they're not happy because their safety is threatened?
quote: The average Russian and people of ex-Soviet states live in fear that the Russian government will kill them.
quote: The Russian people are really quite happy with their rapid economic recovery and increasing standards of living.
quote: Even now they have better health care than the US making sure everybody gets good treatment.
quote: It takes two to tango and as far as I know more US spy planes went down over there than USSR ones did over the West.
quote: Outside of Japan attacking Pearl Harbor, how many spy planes are you aware of by enemy countries flying over US land?
quote: the ideology is not stupid in theory, it's only stupid when carried out in real life because it doesn't work.
quote: Typical American morony cause by bad knowledge of the world history, also typical for Americans.
quote: It's goal is to promote material equality, where no one does without. That means a lazy bastard can take advantage of the efforts of others
quote: You might be surprised.
quote: Turning the plight of Terry Schiavo's husband into a political game, bombing abortion clinics, blacklisting 'communist sympatizers' without due process, spying on Americans who don't agree with Republican policy, trying to tear families apart (immigration policy), hooking up with men in bathrooms, hitting on underage male congressional pages, leaking the name of a CIA operative... Should I keep going?
quote: Tearing apart families who have no right to be here, and have already violated US law?
quote: Leaking the name of a CIA operative, referring to the commuted sentence by Bush...but lets go ahead and look at the favor Clinton did for William Ayers who set of bombs in the US and his membership in a group that set of bombs which killed police officers.
quote: No one "hooked up" in a bathroom. I'm not a fan of Larry Craig, but to insist he did something unlawful is flat out wrong.
quote: Wait - you mean you sympathize with the "communist sympathizers"? Go figure.
quote: Although I fully support the right of any communist sympathizer who wants to change the U.S. through legal means
quote: See Guantanamo Bay, for instance, where more than 800 people were taken, and approximately 1/10th of that number are hoped to be actually tried for criminal acts or violations of the law of war.
quote: Please leave our country.
quote: communists are inherently good minded.
quote: In Yugoslavia it was different, since it had support from both east (maintain communism to some extent) and west (dont develop a worse form of communism). So, now people from all former Yugoslav republics agree that "those were the better days". Sad, but true.
quote: I lived in Yugoslavia, t... That country was big, powerfull, and rich. Most of all, people were happy, efficient state provided almost everything, due to the great work of police or army we had almost no criminals, organized crime was non-existent. Education was excellent, there were always jobs, there were good opportunities.
quote: communism is inherently good minded
quote: Now that's the Apple I've grown to know! I knew they weren't going to let me down.
quote: I for oneWelcome our new Apple masters. They're better than our former M$ master cause they have more style :) /sarcasm