Another iPhone application didn’t get past Apple’s seemingly arbitrary and enigmatic approval policies.
The rejected culprit? Nine Inch Nails.
An update to the official Nine Inch Nails app (developed under the watchful eye of the band’s lead singer Trent Reznor) will not be available. The original app (which featured music, photos, videos, message boards and even a GPS-based friend finder service) became available in April. Apple, however, rejected the proposed update on the grounds it contains “objectionable content.”
Few additional details were provided.
But in an official correspondence sent to the band, Apple writes “Applications must not contain any obscene, pornographic, offensive or defamatory content or materials of any kind (text, graphics, images, photographs, etc.), or other content or materials that in Apple’s reasonable judgment may be found objectionable by iPhone or iPod touch users.”