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Apple says "Screw You Guys" to South Park creators

Apple's iPhone is the clear leader in the smartphone category and its App Store is doing exceptionally well with users downloading numerous applications for the iPhone and the iPod touch. Some of the apps have sold hundreds or even thousands of copies.

However, some app developers are finding that getting their proposed apps approved by Apple can be challenging. The latest App to get the denial letter from Apple was from South Park Digital Studios. The company behind the popular cartoon Series South Park wanted to sell an app on the App Store that would provide fans of the show with easy access to clips from episodes and other content.

Apple says that the application for the app was denied because the app could be "potentially offensive" to some users. The interesting part is that the App Store is chocked full of apps that make boobs jiggle in images and produce fart sound effects.

The studio says that it applied more than once for approval for its app, but that it was denied each time. The studio said in a statement, "At this point, we are sad to say, the app is dead in the water. Sorry, South Park fans."

Apple does say that its standards are evolving so the door is potentially open for a South Park app in the future. The studio didn’t specify if the app was intended to be free or a paid app. Apple says that since the App Store opened users hove downloaded 500 million apps in the last six months. Currently there are 15,000 applications on the App Store and the number continues to grow.

Apple was the subject of developer's ire not long ago when the company was placing rejection letters under NDA to keep developers from speaking out after being denied. Apple later came removed the NDA stipulation from rejection letters it sends out.

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By Chris Peredun on 2/18/2009 10:47:46 AM , Rating: 5
Here's a better idea - classify it as "Adult" or "Immature" or whatever sticker Apple wants to put on it, and let the end-user decide.

As Eric Cartman might put it, Apple should probably do something about all that sand they've got in a particular bodily orifice.

By majorpain on 2/18/2009 11:16:00 AM , Rating: 2
or: "Apples mom is a bitch!!"

By nemoshotyany on 2/18/2009 6:01:12 PM , Rating: 4
Sir that comment was vulgar, I sorry were gonna have to remove you from the apple store. Also Apples Mom is patented by apple so we'll be seeing you in court.

By JazzMang on 2/18/2009 11:28:10 AM , Rating: 5
Knowing what Matt and Trey typically do, I assume we'll be seeing an episode touching on this very issue (analogously of course) very soon.

By Dreifort on 2/18/2009 12:19:50 PM , Rating: 3
it will prob be an episode where some corp company named..."?????" comes to SP to sue anyone who touches any object.

the plot is based by the episode starting with Mr. Garrison getting in trouble for "touching" a student.

He goes to court, lawyers get involved...then some big corp named "?????" (arabic for Apple) gets involved because they have copyrighted "touching".

I would dvr that episode.

By Smartless on 2/18/2009 1:59:34 PM , Rating: 2
lol are they that predictable? I guess so. But they did get a free Nintendo Wii for that Go God Go series. That's still hilarious to me.

By Motoman on 2/18/2009 12:20:09 PM , Rating: 2
...the best solution would be for people to stop buying products from a company when they know said company is going to #$@% with them after the purchase. Whining about what the iPhone doesn't do, and/or what Apple won't let you do with it, does absolutely no good because *you've already bought the product*. They have you money, so why do they care what you think now? And the fact of the matter is, Apple Macolytes are going to buy the *next* thing too - even though Apple raped them on the *last* thing.

Want to know who to blame for how much Apple sucks? Look in the mirror.

By Pirks on 2/18/2009 1:08:29 PM , Rating: 2
Yeah, looks like waaay too many people really like it when a company #$@%s with them after the purchase. Something is wrong with our world, isn't it? ;)

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