Apple is known for starting up controversy when it bans apps from the app store. Sometimes it bans those apps because they have pornographic or questionable content and sometimes it bans those apps apparently just because it doesn’t like them. A developer submitted an app to the App Store for approval recently that was a digital magazine about the Android OS.
I don’t think that many of us will be surprised to learn that Apple didn’t approve the app. The magazine was from a publisher based in Denmark and according other CEO of the company, called Mediaprovider, the Apple rep he spoke to was blunt about the reason for the rejection.
According to Brian Dixon from Media provider the Apple rep he spoke with said, “You know… your magazine. It’s just about Android…. we can’t have that in our App Store.” The response was reportedly offered when Dixon asked why his app was rejected. I would have been more surprised if the app was approved than I am at its rejection.