by Joe White
January 1, 2012
Apple's App Store approval team has recently rejected a Steve Jobs tribute calendar application, explaining in an email sent to its developer that the team is not accepting "these types of apps." The application's developer has a number of $0.99 calendar apps already available in the App Store. However, the tribute calendar app was to be available for free. MacNN, who first reported on the news, suggests that, though the application's developer planned to credit the sources for the calendar's images, the use of these images might nevertheless have been an issue. In the email, Apple's App Store approval team notes that Apple has "decided to honour Steve in other ways," and refers the developer to its firstname.lastname@example.org email address.
Do you think Apple should allow these kinds of applications into the App Store, or is the company right to point fans towards its own Steve Jobs dedications?
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