Apple created quite a stir in the blogosphere when it recently rejected an update to NIN’s iPhone app due to “objectionable content.”
The saga, however, has come to an end. Earlier today, NIN frontman Trent Reznor tweeted that Apple had approved the updated NIN app, and that it should go live in a few hours. It remains unclear what influence, if any, the public backlash had on Apple’s about face, but whatever gets the job done if fine by me.
The initial rejection of the app update prompted Reznor to leave an amusing message on the NIN forums where he heaped praise upon the iPhone while saying that Windows Mobile “sucks balls.’
Everyone – let me be clear. I love Apple products and as goofy and out-of-touch as their app approval process / policy is, I will still use them because they work 1000X better than the competition. This is not a debate, it’s a fact. The iPhone is THE most elegant, modern smartphone at this point in time and it’s perfect for what we want to do with the NIN app – except for the ludicrous approval process, and that’s what I want to draw attention to. Android is cool, but nobody has an Android phone. Blackberry is OK but the hardware is inconsistent and WinMo straight-up sucks balls. If Apple doesn’t get it together, we will most certainly make it available to the jailbreak community. I didn’t invest in this app to see it languish on the sidelines from an idiotic policy while this tour is in full swing.
That quote almost makes the banning worth it.