Apple: fart apps not allowed on Apple Watch

Adam Westlake - Apr 26, 2015
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Apple: fart apps not allowed on Apple Watch

Well, color me disappointed. Turns out one of the first apps owners of the new $17,000 luxury Apple Watch Edition won’t be downloading is one that plays fart sounds. Dang, thanks a lot Apple! Ok, seriously, someone was hoping to be behind the very first fart app for the Apple Watch, the brilliantly titled Fart Watch, but Apple has rejected their submission. The reason? Because it was nothing more than a fart app.

The idea behind Fart Watch was a minor step beyond the several hundred existing fart apps you can already find on the iOS App Store. The app turns your iPhone into a modern-day version of a whoopee cushion, meant to be put under your victim’s seat. Except with this, the Apple Watch serves a wrist-worn button, allowing you to remotely trigger fart sounds to your heart’s content.

But the real humorous part in all of this is how Apple is outright rejecting the app, as well as any other submissions with similar purposes, with a simple statement of “We do not accept fart apps on Apple Watch.” Check out the full rejection notice the developer received from Apple below.

2.11 – Apps that duplicate Apps already in the App Store may be rejected, particularly if there are many of them, such as fart, burp, flashlight, and Kama Sutra Apps

8.1 – Apps must comply with all terms and conditions explained in the Guidelines for Using Apple Trademarks and Copyrights and the Apple Trademark List

2.11 Details

We noticed that your Apple Watch app is primarily a fart app. We do not accept fart apps on Apple Watch.

It is a little interesting that Apple is taking a hard stance on such apps even after they can be installed on the iPhone with ease, but then again the Apple Watch is an entirely new product for the company and they want it to be taken seriously, whether it’s the luxury model or not. Maybe after the Watch has been on the market for some time they’ll begin to relax on this kind of thing a bit. But let’s be honest, do we even want them to?

SOURCE Cult of Mac


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