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Apple restricts a dictionary to 17+

Even after edting,
By: Sean Kalinich | Business, Financial & Legal News | Posted: Aug 5, 2009 7:36 pm

Wow I am not sure what Apple is doing at this point with their recent rash of rejections. Either they want to see how far they can push people or they truly are clueless.


According to reports around the web Apple has rejected a dictionary called Ninjawords for containing "objectionable words". Some of the words they found to be too horrible for iPhone/iPod users eyes were Screw and Snatch. Wow, I wonder if they have a certain movie in their iTunes Store…. Guess what? They do.


But the app was not completely rejected. They were allowed to submit the application after removing a few additional horrible words in common usage. They were then slapped with a 17+ rating even after all the words had been removed.


These words can be found in other dictionary applications in the App Store. But I guess they cannot be in this one, this is arbitrary to the last syllable. Maybe they removed that word from their own dictionaries so they do not know what that means.


You know, maybe they are going for an insanity defense with the FTC and FCC. After all what they are doing is rather crazy.


Apple restricts a dictionary to 17+


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