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  • Apple Refuses Update for Popular App 'Breaking' Because the Word Android Appears in a Screenshot


    Apple has reportedly refused an update for the popular 'Breaking' news application from the App Store. The reason will have you rolling on the floor laughing...

    But before we get into that, some background information on the application.

    Breaking is an application that lets you view RSS news right from your Notification Center's Today view in the form of a widget. The application's popularity comes from its lightweight footprint in iOS 8 and the ability to display information in Notification Center rather than in a separate application.

    So why did Apple refuse the latest update, which had important bug fixes and other improvements for the application that were clearly intended for the better good of the users?

    Simply because a screenshot used in the App Description had the word "Android" in it, as shown above. One of the developers had Tweeted the reasoning this morning:



    With a pat on the back, the developers could re-submit the application update to the App Store without the mention of Android in any of their screenshots and they'd be golden. But still, what a complete waste of time due to nit-picking on Apple's part.

    The current, non-updated version of Breaking can be downloaded for $2.99 from this App Store link.

    Update: It would appear that the rejected version of Breaking has been accepted in the iOS App Store despite being rejected the first time around. It's unknown whether it's temporary or if the developer and Apple came to an agreement.

    Sources: Michael Flarup via MacRumors
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Apple Refuses Update for 'Breaking' Because the Word Android Appears in a Screenshot started by Anthony Bouchard View original post
    Comments 10 Comments
    1. edwilk55's Avatar
      edwilk55 -
      That's utterly pathetic IMHO! Bad form Apple...bad form! With that being said, it was kind of stupid on the part of the app devs.
    1. novadam's Avatar
      novadam -
      seriously? that's ridiculous.
    1. bigboyz's Avatar
      bigboyz -
      HAHA! a bit much in my opinion.
    1. interstink's Avatar
      interstink -
      Apple... BAD APPLE
    1. dsg's Avatar
      dsg -
      thats petty and childish of them
    1. Anthony Bouchard's Avatar
      Anthony Bouchard -
      Very interesting, it would appear the update went through anyways despite Apple giving the developer a hard time.

      Perhaps all the bad press led Apple to change their opinion on the matter?
    1. bigray's Avatar
      bigray -
      Lol the press put more attention on the word android than that photo ever would have if they just approved it in the first place... Who would even read through the photo when updating on the AppStore anyway?
    1. Anthony Bouchard's Avatar
      Anthony Bouchard -
      Quote Originally Posted by bigray View Post
      Lol the press put more attention on the word android than that photo ever would have if they just approved it in the first place... Who would even read through the photo when updating on the AppStore anyway?
      I agree. Seems like Apple's own policies shot them in the foot. Now the whole Internet knows about "Breaking" and "Android."
    1. psxcancer's Avatar
      psxcancer -
      Quote Originally Posted by bigray View Post
      Lol the press put more attention on the word android than that photo ever would have if they just approved it in the first place... Who would even read through the photo when updating on the AppStore anyway?
      Agreed
    1. Jahooba's Avatar
      Jahooba -
      Quote Originally Posted by Anthony Bouchard View Post
      I agree. Seems like Apple's own policies shot them in the foot. Now the whole Internet knows about "Breaking" and "Android."
      Ah, the power of the media! Their job is to bring these kinds of issues into the light to be judged accordingly. When the media ignores something it shouldn't it's called media-bias. If you don't know what media bias is that's because media bias works

      The two rules of media bias are this:

      1. Don't tell the whole truth.
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