Steve Jobs and Apple nix radiation detecting iPhone app

Thu, Mar 24, 2011


An Israeli software company Tawkon is looking to capitalize on the recent earthquake in Japan with a mobile app that monitors a users exposure to mobile phone radiation. Which, of course, is ludicrous given that the iPhone has no built-in mechanism with which to measure radiation, not to mention the fact that the amount of radiation emitted from cellphones hasn’t been medically proven to be harmful.

Cult of Mac reports:

We’ve seen Tawkon try to capitalize upon the Antennagate controversy to drive interest in their services before. Similarly, it looks like they wanted to capitalize upon the tragedy at Japan’s Fukushima nuclear power plant to launch a renewed push into the App Store.

Now Steve Jobs himself has told them enough panic-mongering is enough: in the wake of the Fukushima disaster and the resulting wave of radiation panics here in the United States, Jobs told Tawkon that he has “no interest” in publishing their app.

So instead Tawkon will launch their app on Cydia. Fitting.


1 Comments For This Post

  1. HD Boy Says:

    Imagine what the radiations readings would be when the iPhone is held up next to your ear!

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