I just stumbled on an old email. It’s very amusing considering the app in question.
On Tue, Feb 10, 2009 at 2:34 PM, <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
Please include the line below in follow-up emails for this request.
Dear Make Things Talk,
Thank you for submitting “Spank The Monkey” to the App Store. We’ve reviewed “Spank The Monkey” and determined that we cannot post this version of your iPhone application to the App Store because it contains objectionable content and is in violation of Section 3.3.12 from the iPhone SDK Agreement which states:
“Applications must not contain any obscene, pornographic, offensive or defamatory content or materials of any kind (text, graphics, images, photographs, etc.), or other content or materials that in Apple’s reasonable judgement may be found objectionable by iPhone or iPod touch users.”
If you believe that you can make the necessary changes so that “Spank The Monkey” does not violate the iPhone SDK Agreement we encourage you to do so and resubmit it for review.
iPhone Developer Program
In some ways I’m glad things are more stable in the Apple App Store but I do wish they would remove 95% of the other apps that are on there as well. It would be easier than improving their search engine.