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EAGLE EYE
05-07-2009, 12:49 AM
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Apple Rejects Nine Inch Nails iPhone Application

Authored by Mark Hefflinger (http://www.dmwmedia.com/user/mark-hefflinger) on May 4, 2009 - 9:55am.
http://www.dmwmedia.com/images/NIN.png (http://www.dmwmedia.com/image/nine-inch-nails)Cupertino, Calif. - Apple (NASD: AAPL) (http://finance.dmwmedia.com/dmwmedia?Page=QUOTE&Ticker=AAPL) has rejected an iPhone application from the band Nine Inch Nails, reportedly due to its inclusion of a song with explicit lyrics -- which ironically may be purchased from the company's iTunes Store, frontman Trent Reznor explained in a series of posts on Twitter. Reznor was particularly frustrated with Apple's explanation of the app's removal. "Thanks Apple for the clear description of the problem - as in, what do you want us to change to get past your stupid fucking standards?" Reznor wrote on Twitter.

Some have speculated that the issue is one of parental control, as Apple includes a feature on iTunes that can be used to prevent accounts from purchasing songs marked as having 'explicit' lyrics -- a feature that does not exist for the iPhone.

But Reznor points out that much explicit content is available on the iPhone, if not directly from the App Store.

"Hey Apple, I just got some spam about fucking hot Asian teens through your e-mail program. I just saw two guys having explicit anal sex right there in Safari! On my iPhone!

"Come on Apple, think your policies through and for fuck's sake get your app approval scenario together," Reznor wrote in a post on the band's online forum.
Related Links:
http://mashable.com/2009/05/04/trent-reznor-jailbreak/ (http://mashable.com/2009/05/04/trent-reznor-jailbreak/)
http://snipurl.com/hctdd (Wired)
http://snipurl.com/hcsnd (TechCrunch)
http://twitter.com/trent_reznor/status/1681690305
http://forum.nin.com/bb/read.php?9,651569,651569#msg-651569

Visionz
05-07-2009, 12:52 AM
so what does the app do?

EAGLE EYE
05-07-2009, 12:57 AM
It was supposed to be this first of its kind revolutionary band app. Where all NIN's new mp3 releases, videos, headlines, flickr fan photos, tour dates etc etc etc could be aggregated into one seamless app.

Apple claims it violated the phones SDK + they are trying to censor shit now?


Trents pissed.

Visionz
05-07-2009, 12:59 AM
that's fuckin wack, for as much as apple loves to innovate with new technology I don't understand why they'd try to stifle it here.

EAGLE EYE
05-07-2009, 01:07 AM
They have been really weird about the whole App Store approval process since its inception. Some guy running a start up out in silicon valley had some ground breaking app related to dealing with multiple phone calls on different cell phones for business people and Apple rejected it. The guy had $560,000 in VC money invested in it which is now going down the drain.


Apple is fucking up. Trent was the worst musician to screw over since he's been in the spot light for trend setting new business models and embracing all this new technology while other people are being clueless or fearful of it.

Visionz
05-07-2009, 01:09 AM
They have been really weird about the whole App Store approval process since its inception. Some guy running a start up out in silicon valley had some ground breaking app related to dealing with multiple phone calls on different cell phones for business people and Apple rejected it. The guy had $560,000 in VC money invested in it which is now going down the drain.


Apple is fucking up. Trent was the worst musician to screw over since he's been in the spot light for trend setting new business models and embracing all this new technology while other people are being clueless or fearful of it.
Linnux-based Pre drops in June at the latest.

mo fo me

Longbongcilvaringz
05-07-2009, 01:30 AM
haha

Trent's a pretty funny guy.

Longbongcilvaringz
05-07-2009, 03:00 AM
"Now, "The Downward Spiral" the album is not available anywhere in the iPhone app. The song "The Downward Spiral" I believe is in a podcast that can be streamed to the app.
Thanks Apple for the clear description of the problem - as in, what do you want us to change to get past your stupid fucking standards?
And while we're at it, I'll voice the same issue I had with Wal-Mart years ago, which is a matter of consistency and hypocrisy. Wal-Mart went on a rampage years ago insisting all music they carry be censored of all profanity and "clean" versions be made for them to carry. Bands (including Nirvana) tripped over themselves editing out words, changing album art, etc to meet Wal-Mart's standards of decency - because Wal-Mart sells a lot of records. NIN refused, and you'll notice a pretty empty NIN section at any Wal-Mart. My reasoning was this: I can understand if you want the moral posturing of not having any "indecent" material for sale - but you could literally turn around 180 degrees from where the NIN record would be and purchase the film "Scarface" completely uncensored, or buy a copy of Grand Theft Auto where you can be rewarded for beating up prostitutes. How does that make sense?
You can buy The Downward Fucking Spiral on iTunes, but you can't allow an iPhone app that may have a song with a bad word somewhere in it. Geez, what if someone in the forum in our app says FUCK or CUNT? I suppose that also falls into indecent material. Hey Apple, I just got some SPAM about fucking hot asian teens THROUGH YOUR MAIL PROGRAM. I just saw two guys having explicit anal sex right there in Safari! On my iPhone!
Come on Apple, think your policies through and for fuck's sake get your app approval scenario together."

beautifulrock
05-07-2009, 03:01 AM
Why is Trent watching guys have anal sex?

Longbongcilvaringz
05-07-2009, 03:15 AM
I think he is saying it was spam.

In other news, he's married to this chick apparently:

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Robert
05-07-2009, 03:37 AM
Limp Bizkit suck.

Compulsion
05-07-2009, 03:49 AM
Limp Bizkit suck.

Are they even still around?

NIGHT MAYOR
05-07-2009, 04:12 AM
Limp Bizkit suck.
i lol'd

Robert
05-07-2009, 03:53 PM
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Trent loves Fred Durst.

ALCATRAZ
05-07-2009, 04:14 PM
oh no tha rock and roll tough guys are mad that apple isnt supporting their shit? faggits

Prolifical ENG
05-07-2009, 07:13 PM
I just checked his twitter. Apple approved it now.

Dokuro
05-08-2009, 12:24 AM
you know id so have that app on my iphone and id put it next to my
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http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_ABkZEFvOAN8/RwxJObg3s3I/AAAAAAAAAE0/gurXB3RRngE/s400/wu+tang+logo.jpg

ohh i wonder if they actuly have that

EAGLE EYE
05-08-2009, 12:39 AM
oh no tha rock and roll tough guys are mad that apple isnt supporting their shit? faggits


This could of been any artist in any genre.