Apple Reconsiders, Decides Shaking Babies To Death Is a Bad Thing
We’re part of a tiny minority that DOESN’T own an iPhone– which explains why we didn’t hear about this story until now.
Apparently Apple authorized an application entitled “baby shaker”– in which the objective is to shake the phone until the crying baby dies. They changed their mind and pulled it yesterday, but how the hell did that get approved in the first place? From the SFGate column:
“Baby Shaker,” a simple app from Sikalosoft, was first released Monday for 99 cents. It shows pictures of babies with the sound of them crying and a stop watch. To stop the crying, you shake the iPhone hard and then little Xs appear on the eyes of the baby, who will presumably never cry again.
Apple apparently pulled the app sometime Wednesday afternoon after blogs and sites such as TechCrunch and Cnet caught on to the story. It’s hard to believe that this got through the iPhone app certification process in the first place.
Glad to see they woke up.