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'Naughty' dice app quietly denied by Apple?

updated 02:05 pm EDT, Fri July 3, 2009

Naughty Loaded Dice denied

Trichotomy Media is complaining that its Naughty Loaded Dice iPhone app has, possibly, been quietly rejected by Apple. The app has yet to receive an approval or a rejection after a month, and should therefore still be sitting in Apple's queue. The company notes that although the app does focus on bedroom activity, it still stays clear of any profanity or explicit images.

Apple has drawn considerable controversy over sex-related apps, as a result of inconsistent policies. A pornographic title, Hottest Girls, was recently approved by Apple, but later removed in spite of clear warning labels and the presence of parental controls in the iPhone 3.0 firmware. By contrast, an e-book app was initially rejected for referencing the Kama Sutra, but then approved following media controversy.

If Naughty Loaded Dice is accepted by Apple, Trichotomy expects to sell it for $2.






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  1. thebiggfrogg

    Joined: Dec 1969

    -1

    zoinks

    babingdadabing!

  1. no1bass

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +3

    Double Standard

    I've always thought it to be a double standard on Apple's part that they allow explicit music and albums by artists whose names are borderline pornographic but are picky about the apps they approve. I would love to see the faces of parents who visit the iTunes album lists - either New Releases or Just Added and see names like the Sloppy Seconds and their great album "First 7 inches And Then Some". But that's just me.

  1. JeffHarris

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +3

    Ridiculous!

    Also, it seems that ANY level of violence or violent content are perfectly admissible and permissible, but the slightest hint of s**, sexuality or the use of playground language (4-letter words) and the prudes and nannies are out in the streets with their torches and pitchforks.

    Weren't "parental controls" put into iPhone OS 3 so that situations revolving around apps like this wouldn't occur?

    Apparently adults now need supervision and the deciding done for them.

  1. G2G2

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +2

    Alternate source?

    Isn't there some other place that people can take their rejected apps and sell them? Is dl'ing directly from Apple the only way to get things on the iPhone?

    Forgive my ignorance, I'm still satisfied with my Palm Treo 650 and have no reason for switching.

  1. yakirz

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +4

    There needs to be

    an adult section in the App Store. A majority of iPhone users are adults, and we can handle an app with nudity and adult language.

    And it is entirely hypocritical to be fine with violence but opposed to sexuality. These types of people need to join a religious order, and leave the rest of us alone.

  1. bfalchuk

    Joined: Dec 1969

    -1

    @G2G2

    @G2G2, no, you can't get apps any other way except if you're a dev (you can upload them yourself), or you can be an educator and upload to up to 100 iPhones. For all intents and purposes, it's the iTS, or nothing.

    And @yakirz, I wouldn't be so certain that most users are adults. There are a LOT of sub-18 year old iPhone and iPod touch users - especially iPod touch. You have to remember that pretty much everything that's for the iPhone is also for the iPod touch.

  1. testudo

    Joined: Dec 1969

    -1

    Re: Alternate source

    There is no 'alternate source', since Apple only allows people to buy and install apps from the AppStore, not just from anywhere because, you see, if you could buy them anywhere, Apple wouldn't have total control and be able to keep such pornographic items like this game off their product.

    No, wait, that isn't it. They do it to make it easy for people to find apps. Just look at all those app makers for OSes like OS X and Windows who never sell a thing because they have to market themselves, as opposed to every app on the appstore, which sells millions of copies and makes every developer rich beyond their dreams.

    No, that isn't it. They do it for security purposes, to make sure people don't install apps with trojans or viruses. And to make sure someone doesn't take down the entire ATT data network.

    Unless you jailbreak your phone, then you can install whatever you want, without needing Apple's permission.

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