May 3, 2009

"I want [snuggle] you like a [kitty-cat]!"

Apple nixes the Nine Inch Nails iPhone app — after approving it.

Trent Reznor tweets: "The objectionable content referenced is 'The Downward Spiral."

What might have been:



Tame!

7 comments:

Shawn Levasseur said...

Trent seemed so enthused. I thought they were going to announce the app's rejection.

For most of the functionality, they can just make a web app. No Apple approval needed.

Lem said...

This is one chastened batch of Apple lawyers.

Lem said...

From Wikipedia

The album relays many Nihilistic concepts, such as the chorus line in Heresy, which exclaims: "Your god is dead/And no one cares. If there is a hell/I'll see you there." It is a concept album in which the overarching plot follows the character along his life's "Downward Spiral". While this character can be understood as a representation of Reznor himself. (Metal Edge July 2005).

The Downward Spiral might have been a ruse. The real reason for nixing it was that google map feature.

The idea that a disturbed fan could track messages within a mile from his location may have been too risky a possibility to contemplate.

In oder for the software to calculate a proximity it must have a location, a location worth haking?

Methadras said...

As a NiN fan myself, I find this app to be very useful. Yes, I am now an iPhone owner/user.

Invisible Man said...

hey pig piggy pig pig pig

dualdiagnosis said...

After the Baby Shake app, they are on their toes.

Chris Althouse Cohen said...

Actually, they didn't reject the ap, they rejected an update for the ap, even though that update just fixed a bug. The ap is still available, and I'm downloading it now.