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iPhone: "Baby Shaker" outrage, pulled in two days.

04-22-2009, 09:56 PM
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"Baby Shaker" outrage, pulled in two days.

http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/wireStory?id=7406406

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Apple Inc. pulled a 99-cent iPhone game called "Baby Shaker" from its iTunes store Wednesday after its premise quiet a crying baby with a vigorous shake prompted outrage.

According to screen shots posted on several Web sites, "Baby Shaker" displayed black-and-white line drawings of a baby. The iTunes description included the line, "See how long you can endure his or her adorable cries before you just have to find a way to quiet the baby down!" Once the iPhone owner finishes shaking the device, the on-screen baby is depicted with large red X's over its eyes.

Public outcry ensued, with organizations including the National Center on Shaken Baby Syndrome and the Sarah Jane Brain Foundation condemning Apple for approving the game's sale.

The application was designed by Sikalosoft, which also makes a 99-cent "Dice Mosaic" iPhone program that converts digital photos into black and white mosaics made from dice.

Sikalosoft did not respond to an e-mail seeking comment, but "Baby Shaker" was deleted from its Web site Wednesday afternoon.

Apple spokeswoman Natalie Kerris said "Baby Shaker" went on sale Monday, and confirmed that Apple removed it Wednesday. She would not comment when asked why the program was initially approved for sale. Apple itself screens each iPhone application, a process some prospective iPhone application developers have complained can take weeks or months. Others have said Apple gives little feedback when it accepts or rejects a program.

The Cupertino, Calif.-based company has rejected apps that let iPhone users throw virtual shoes at President George W. Bush or watch clips from the "South Park" cartoon. It has accepted numerous programs that simulate flatulence.

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04-22-2009, 09:57 PM
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hot dog down the hallway will probably be next lmao

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04-22-2009, 09:57 PM
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Interesting that Hotdog is still in the store.. guess it has 1 more day left.
04-22-2009, 10:00 PM
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lol how long did sexy spinna last?

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04-22-2009, 10:02 PM
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This is absurd. How did this get approved in the first place!? Apple is so incredibly inconsistent and just overall terrible at processing apps. They let CJS sit around for two and half weeks and then rejected it for something minor, but I'm sure this got approved in a few days, yet it based on shaking a baby! Makes no sense...really goes to show that bigger name, well made games get more scrutiny when it clearly should the other way around. A house cleaning at the approval department needs to happen ASAP!
04-23-2009, 06:44 PM
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I hear, the employee who approved it got a good shaking.

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04-23-2009, 06:47 PM
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I would've bought it...
04-23-2009, 06:49 PM
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Originally Posted by crimson. View Post
I would've bought it...
Well, I want it now that I can't have it.

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04-23-2009, 06:50 PM
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Dammit, I wish I would have seen this app earlier. I would have gotten it just to stick it to these groups who can't just abide by DON'T BUY IT IF YOU DON'T LIKE IT. I'm tired of having my eyes be shielded from the horrors of being a mature adult in the real world without my consent.

Yeah, the app is tasteless. But we're all offended by something. Me, I just chose not to purchase Be Like L'il Wayne.

Rant over... For now!
04-23-2009, 06:50 PM
#10
Joined: Dec 2008
Posts: 4,176
This is a really cruel app.
This happens in real life and it's very sad babies die....