Apple’s Biggest Fail

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It all started out so innocent. We created a site that poked fun of the utterly lame and idiotic iPhone apps: Amulet … an app which transforms your iPhone into jewelry and enables you to wear it as a necklace. Mr. Menstrual Calendar App Title Creator … the poor soul who has to come up with names for the dozens of menstrual calendar apps (Lady Biz, AuntFlo, Fem Days, etc.). Hold The Button … a game where the objective is to touch the button on your iPhone’s screen and not let go, like forever.

All these apps are stupid and pointless … but in the grand scheme of things, fairly innocent stuff … no harm, no foul.

apple money Well flash forward to March 2009 … this whole “no harm, no foul” concept is a thing of the past. Apple is on a path of reckless abandon … pedal to the metal baby … more apps … more profit … screw quality, let’s approve everything!

As pointed out in yesterday’s We Got your Cure! article … Apple is getting dangerously close to approving something that is truly disgusting and offensive for the public domain. Now trust us, it was NOT our intention to become the voice of morality … that’s just not our gig (hey, our house would shatter if we threw a stones in it). But lately Apple has been forcing our hand on this ethics thing, so we just call ‘em like we see ‘em.

apple-fail So an app launched yesterday and we think it’s safe to say … this is Apple’s biggest FAIL to date. It’s not that this app is stupid, strange or simply a piece of sh*t (although some may beg to differ) … the problem with this app is two-fold … read on …

Sexy Spinna is a “spice up your life” app … basically Love Dice meets iPhone

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So we think most of you get the gist of the app … if not, then you probably want to stop reading right about now. Ok … Love Dice … fair enough … heck, if Sexy Spinna can enhance a couple’s relationship, more power to its developers – iShakeapps. Now our problem with Sexy Spinna is their description. The app is customizable … you can add “sexy” words to customize the heat of the “love spice” you are attempting to achieve.  iShakeapps gives you examples of sexy customizable words. See app’s description below

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Apple-Store-t-shirt Sorry about the blackout … but we are not even willing to display the word on KRAPPS. Which is saying a lot because we don’t exactly have the vocabulary of a f’ing choir boy. But I guess Apple is down with the “C” word … Apple rolls like that – using the “C” word to sell and describe their apps. What’s next Apple, employees at the Apple Store wearing t-shirts with a clever marketing “C” word tagline? And WTF are you thinking rating this app suitable for 12 year old children? Are you f’ing out of your mind? Go ask any parent who has a kid in 6th grade if they think it’s ok for their 12 year old to say the “C” word, yet alone see it in print. Yeah Apple … gee, never thought of that? … you can rate an app 12+, but children can still READ THE “C” WORD IN PRINT!!

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Again … sorry folks … totally not our intention to ride the Social Conscience Horse … but when Apple is more focused on approving apps just for the sake of winning a pissing match with the Blackberry (ha! ha! look at me – I am Apple! I have 30 thousand apps … ha! ha! Blackberry you suck … you have less than a thousand apps … ha! ha! I am Apple … I piss on Blackberry!), well we got to call ‘em out. The “C” word is appalling and highly offensive … it flat out does not belong in the App Store … period! Apple – YOU SUCK!

Comments

  • http://ims.co.nz Tim Haines

    I'm pretty sure the developers of this would have changed the description and added those words in after Apple approved the app. Changes to name and description don't need to be approved. I'd bet $100 this gets pulled as soon as Apple notices it.

  • http://ims.co.nz Tim Haines

    I'm pretty sure the developers of this would have changed the description and added those words in after Apple approved the app. Changes to name and description don't need to be approved. I'd bet $100 this gets pulled as soon as Apple notices it.

  • http://ims.co.nz Tim Haines

    I'm pretty sure the developers of this would have changed the description and added those words in after Apple approved the app. Changes to name and description don't need to be approved. I'd bet $100 this gets pulled as soon as Apple notices it.

  • http://thecauseisthehabit.com DamienBasile

    Apple is totes c*nty!

    With this we get back to the age-old question: brand monitoring or crowd monitoring/voting. There definitely needs to be some tangible pre-set guidelines.

    As far as outrage to curses, children use them all the time amongst themselves. They learn it from us, from tv, from music, from everywhere. I'm pretty sure that someone told me that fuck is going to be allowed in broadcast television in 2012 because of its ubiquitousness.

    In standards of decency, a normally non-inflammatory word can have much more vitriol in it. It's all about the context in how you use it. In the aforementioned c*nt, it's actually referring to the physical body part, not as a derisive name for a woman. So in this instance it may be crass but it's not offensive. It's the same as using slang for male genitalia.

    As far as branding goes, this app should have never been let in to the iTunes app store in the first place, amongst many others. But if this were the case then you would have no site to speak of eh? ;D

  • http://thecauseisthehabit.com DamienBasile

    Apple is totes c*nty!

    With this we get back to the age-old question: brand monitoring or crowd monitoring/voting. There definitely needs to be some tangible pre-set guidelines.

    As far as outrage to curses, children use them all the time amongst themselves. They learn it from us, from tv, from music, from everywhere. I'm pretty sure that someone told me that fuck is going to be allowed in broadcast television in 2012 because of its ubiquitousness.

    In standards of decency, a normally non-inflammatory word can have much more vitriol in it. It's all about the context in how you use it. In the aforementioned c*nt, it's actually referring to the physical body part, not as a derisive name for a woman. So in this instance it may be crass but it's not offensive. It's the same as using slang for male genitalia.

    As far as branding goes, this app should have never been let in to the iTunes app store in the first place, amongst many others. But if this were the case then you would have no site to speak of eh? ;D

  • http://thecauseisthehabit.com DamienBasile

    Apple is totes c*nty!

    With this we get back to the age-old question: brand monitoring or crowd monitoring/voting. There definitely needs to be some tangible pre-set guidelines.

    As far as outrage to curses, children use them all the time amongst themselves. They learn it from us, from tv, from music, from everywhere. I'm pretty sure that someone told me that fuck is going to be allowed in broadcast television in 2012 because of its ubiquitousness.

    In standards of decency, a normally non-inflammatory word can have much more vitriol in it. It's all about the context in how you use it. In the aforementioned c*nt, it's actually referring to the physical body part, not as a derisive name for a woman. So in this instance it may be crass but it's not offensive. It's the same as using slang for male genitalia.

    As far as branding goes, this app should have never been let in to the iTunes app store in the first place, amongst many others. But if this were the case then you would have no site to speak of eh? ;D

  • Appy_Entertainment

    When KRAPPS must be the guardian of App Store decency, we have gone through the looking glass.

    The App Store is still the wild west. Time will come when Apple decides to clean the place up … for visual reference of what is to come, Google up a view of Goya's “Saturn Devouring His Son.”

    As far as the c-word goes, it's definitely a cultural thing. Sarge uses it around the office all the time. But then, he's an Englishman with eleven concussions (that he can recall), so he probably shouldn't be our touchstone.

  • Appy_Entertainment

    When KRAPPS must be the guardian of App Store decency, we have gone through the looking glass.

    The App Store is still the wild west. Time will come when Apple decides to clean the place up … for visual reference of what is to come, Google up a view of Goya's “Saturn Devouring His Son.”

    As far as the c-word goes, it's definitely a cultural thing. Sarge uses it around the office all the time. But then, he's an Englishman with eleven concussions (that he can recall), so he probably shouldn't be our touchstone.

  • Appy_Entertainment

    When KRAPPS must be the guardian of App Store decency, we have gone through the looking glass.

    The App Store is still the wild west. Time will come when Apple decides to clean the place up … for visual reference of what is to come, Google up a view of Goya's “Saturn Devouring His Son.”

    As far as the c-word goes, it's definitely a cultural thing. Sarge uses it around the office all the time. But then, he's an Englishman with eleven concussions (that he can recall), so he probably shouldn't be our touchstone.

  • http://www.ourlivez.com/ John

    As Tim said, I suspect that was a post-approval addition (which doesn't need to be approved). My guess is it will be dealt with swiftly once found.

    Although, the relative offensiveness of that particular word is very much a matter of where you're living. Where I grew up (UK), it was no where near as serious as it is here in the US. Still not a word you'd want to hear a 12 yr old use (though I'm sure many do use it, and more amongst their friends).

  • http://www.ourlivez.com/ John

    As Tim said, I suspect that was a post-approval addition (which doesn't need to be approved). My guess is it will be dealt with swiftly once found.

    Although, the relative offensiveness of that particular word is very much a matter of where you're living. Where I grew up (UK), it was no where near as serious as it is here in the US. Still not a word you'd want to hear a 12 yr old use (though I'm sure many do use it, and more amongst their friends).

  • http://www.ourlivez.com/ John

    As Tim said, I suspect that was a post-approval addition (which doesn't need to be approved). My guess is it will be dealt with swiftly once found.

    Although, the relative offensiveness of that particular word is very much a matter of where you're living. Where I grew up (UK), it was no where near as serious as it is here in the US. Still not a word you'd want to hear a 12 yr old use (though I'm sure many do use it, and more amongst their friends).

  • Matt

    I'm sorry, but 12 year olds can read that word everywhere on the internet, so who really cares if it's in the app store. Just go search for it on Youtube. You're giving the word more weight and meaning than it should have just by paying this much attention to it.

  • Matt

    I'm sorry, but 12 year olds can read that word everywhere on the internet, so who really cares if it's in the app store. Just go search for it on Youtube. You're giving the word more weight and meaning than it should have just by paying this much attention to it.

  • Matt

    I'm sorry, but 12 year olds can read that word everywhere on the internet, so who really cares if it's in the app store. Just go search for it on Youtube. You're giving the word more weight and meaning than it should have just by paying this much attention to it.

  • CyberXZT

    Removed from APP store, LOL.

  • CyberXZT

    Removed from APP store, LOL.

  • CyberXZT

    Removed from APP store, LOL.

  • http://mitchinator.com Mitchinator

    - Yes, kids can see all this type of language and more on the internet.
    - Yes, they can hear and see this type of language around them.

    But, this is no reason to wash hands of responsibility. This is a fail by Apple for letting this happen in the first place. I hope this is the last we see of it or at least Apple include something that allows this type of content in, but is controlled under some sort of parental restriction or relative warning.

    I am not a fan of censorship, but I am a fan of responsibility.

  • http://mitchinator.com Mitchinator

    - Yes, kids can see all this type of language and more on the internet.
    - Yes, they can hear and see this type of language around them.

    But, this is no reason to wash hands of responsibility. This is a fail by Apple for letting this happen in the first place. I hope this is the last we see of it or at least Apple include something that allows this type of content in, but is controlled under some sort of parental restriction or relative warning.

    I am not a fan of censorship, but I am a fan of responsibility.

  • http://mitchinator.com Mitchinator

    - Yes, kids can see all this type of language and more on the internet.
    - Yes, they can hear and see this type of language around them.

    But, this is no reason to wash hands of responsibility. This is a fail by Apple for letting this happen in the first place. I hope this is the last we see of it or at least Apple include something that allows this type of content in, but is controlled under some sort of parental restriction or relative warning.

    I am not a fan of censorship, but I am a fan of responsibility.

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  • http://www.fightsquall.com Fighting Games

    I agree with you. Responsibility is needed and parents need to protect they kids. Censorship is what we adults dont like and thats why im sad they pull it from store just because of few words.

  • http://www.fightsquall.com Fighting Games

    I agree with you. Responsibility is needed and parents need to protect they kids. Censorship is what we adults dont like and thats why im sad they pull it from store just because of few words.

  • iShakeapps

    Hey All, Sexy Spinna Dev here! Just want to say sorry for those bad words. Normally my apps just go unnoticed, so I decided to add a few bad words that some guys like myself search now and then. Apple did remove the application and have asked me to remove the words used in the description. So again Sorry, and I hope you will still give my app a spin.

  • iShakeapps

    Hey All, Sexy Spinna Dev here! Just want to say sorry for those bad words. Normally my apps just go unnoticed, so I decided to add a few bad words that some guys like myself search now and then. Apple did remove the application and have asked me to remove the words used in the description. So again Sorry, and I hope you will still give my app a spin.

  • iShakeapps

    Hey All, Sexy Spinna Dev here! Just want to say sorry for those bad words. Normally my apps just go unnoticed, so I decided to add a few bad words that some guys like myself search now and then. Apple did remove the application and have asked me to remove the words used in the description. So again Sorry, and I hope you will still give my app a spin.

  • http://krapps.com KRAPPS

    Hello there Sexy Spinna Dev!

    We accept your apology, but you've been a bad, bad boy! As such, download one of the many Rosary apps and perform 5x the Rosary. Thank you.

  • http://krapps.com KRAPPS

    Hello there Sexy Spinna Dev!

    We accept your apology, but you've been a bad, bad boy! As such, download one of the many Rosary apps and perform 5x the Rosary. Thank you.

  • http://krapps.com KRAPPS

    Hello there Sexy Spinna Dev!

    We accept your apology, but you've been a bad, bad boy! As such, download one of the many Rosary apps and perform 5x the Rosary. Thank you.

  • Brad

    OH NO!!! Not bad words! WAAAAAAAAAAHHHH!!!!! My mind has been corrupted, what ever will I do?!

    “Apple's Biggest Fail” is a pretty big statement, and you back it up with this weak garbage? Good day sir!

  • Brad

    OH NO!!! Not bad words! WAAAAAAAAAAHHHH!!!!! My mind has been corrupted, what ever will I do?!

    “Apple's Biggest Fail” is a pretty big statement, and you back it up with this weak garbage? Good day sir!

  • http://krapps.com KRAPPS

    Hey … go easy on us tiger … that was then, this is now … dealing with the now, we both know what currently stands as Apple's biggest app fail … unless of course you are Apple fanboy, then there really is no discussing the matter.

    But thank you for pointing this out and good day to you as well sir.

  • http://krapps.com KRAPPS

    Hey … go easy on us tiger … that was then, this is now … dealing with the now, we both know what currently stands as Apple's biggest app fail … unless of course you are Apple fanboy, then there really is no discussing the matter.

    But thank you for pointing this out and good day to you as well sir.

  • stanstevens

    The SEXY DICE – LOVE GAME is much better than Spinna anyway. If you want an app to help you spice things up then SEXY DICE – LOVE GAME is the one to get. It is more than just dice. It has a great sound track and voiceover that throws off just the right vibe. Check it out.

  • stanstevens

    SEXY DICE – LOVE GAME is much better than Spinna anyway. If you really want to spice up your love life get SEXY DICE – LOVE GAME. It is more than just dice. It has the perfect soundtrack and voiceover to really throw off just the right vibe.

  • stanstevens

    The SEXY DICE – LOVE GAME is much better than Spinna anyway. If you want an app to help you spice things up then SEXY DICE – LOVE GAME is the one to get. It is more than just dice. It has a great sound track and voiceover that throws off just the right vibe. Check it out.

  • stanstevens

    SEXY DICE – LOVE GAME is much better than Spinna anyway. If you really want to spice up your love life get SEXY DICE – LOVE GAME. It is more than just dice. It has the perfect soundtrack and voiceover to really throw off just the right vibe.