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EAGLE EYE
05-11-2009, 09:41 PM
Gadget Lab Hardware News and Reviews (http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab)
Apple Removes Baby-Killing iPhone App Amid Outrage



By Brian X. Chen http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/wp-content/themes/wired/images/envelope.gif
April 23, 2009 |
9:43 am |
Categories: Phones (http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/category/phones/)


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Apple has pulled an iPhone game that involved shaking a baby to death in response to widespread outrage from parents.
The premise of Baby Shaker was to quiet a baby by shaking the iPhone. But the animation suggested a player was silencing the baby by murdering it: A successful shake caused two large red Xs to appear on the baby’s eyes.
“As the father of a three-year-old who was shaken by her baby nurse
when she was only five days old, breaking three ribs, both collarbones
and causing a severe brain injury, words cannot describe my reaction,” said (http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2009/apr/23/apple-iphone-baby-shaker) Patrick Donohue, founder of the Sarah Jane Brain Foundation, a New York-based group that educates the community on pediatric brain injuries, in a letter to Steve Jobs and other Apple executives.
Baby Shaker launched in the App Store on Monday. Apple pulled the game Wednesday after it gained attention from various media outlets, including New York Times, Washington Post and LA Times. Krapps, a “different and funny iPhone app review site,” was the first to report on (http://krapps.com/?p=2289) Baby Shaker.
Albeit short-lived, the approval of Baby Shaker brings into question Apple’s App Store approval process. When Jobs introduced the App Store, he laid out the rules of what wouldn’t be approved — and the list did not include offensive apps like Baby Shaker.
“There are going to be some apps that we’re not going to distribute,” Jobs said (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dWynAHdVqnQ&eurl=http%3A%2F%2Ftechnologizer.com%2F2008%2F09%2F 13%2Fapple-to-iphone-developers-dont-compete-with-us%2F&feature=player_embedded). “Porn, malicious apps, apps that invade your privacy.”
Though the approval of Baby Shaker appears to be a slip, Apple has approved other peculiar apps as well. For example, the app Spank snaps a photo (http://blog.wired.com/gadgets/2009/02/iphone-app-span.html) of a person and then displays a talk bubble above his or her head that says “Spank.” Then, when you shake the iPhone you hear the sound of a spank followed by a man yelping.
“As the grandmother/adopted mother of a ’shaken baby’ I can’t even start to explain the anger and rage at this game that someone was trying to promote,” Wired.com reader Debbie Dunlap said in an e-mail. “My son is now 6 and was very fortunate … but is faced with many problems now and more to come…. How could any one with a brain think a game like this would be OK?”
See a video of Baby Shaker below the jump.


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Visionz
05-11-2009, 10:10 PM
this retarded shit gets approved but they reject NIN request huh? dumb shit

EAGLE EYE
05-11-2009, 10:14 PM
They also rejected some app that lets you put your face on Jesus

Dokuro
05-11-2009, 10:16 PM
hahaahahah should have got that one

INF
05-11-2009, 10:17 PM
y they aint banned isnort yet.


Trent got dicked hard. Its cuz he's doing his own thing now and off a major contract. He told fans to steal the last album if they had to.


this is some fucked up shit tho

Dokuro
05-11-2009, 10:18 PM
spreeking of free album "del"

INF
05-11-2009, 10:21 PM
what Dane? u aint got the del? u need it?

Stikee Fingerz
05-11-2009, 10:34 PM
“There are going to be some apps that we’re not going to distribute,” Jobs said. “Porn, malicious apps, apps that invade your privacy.”

There are such apps in existence? They actually went through whatever process is needed to produce these apps?

EAGLE EYE
05-11-2009, 11:08 PM
Pat Bateman has this on his phone, I know he does.

check two
05-11-2009, 11:56 PM
Get out people and get some exercise instead of using this gadgets all the time. Go to gym class and stop breaking toilet seats with your fat asses.

EAGLE EYE
05-11-2009, 11:59 PM
Get out people and get some exercise instead of using this gadgets all the time. Go to gym class and stop breaking toilet seats with your fat asses.


Its a mobile phone app.



Its fucking mobile. You could be at a theme park on top of a roller coaster, whip it out and shake the shit outta that baby.

Dokuro
05-12-2009, 10:41 PM
what Dane? u aint got the del? u need it?
no tellin others to get it