Apparently you needed Steve Job's approval
Control freak company, Apple has agreed to allowed people to use a
Twitter iPhone application after banning the software because it feared that
people might use rude words on the service.
Apple wants to keep its iPhone
service squeaky clean so that it can flog it to extreme right wing prudes who
never leave their bedrooms and would faint if they heard someone say anything
stronger than “golly”. The popular Twitter app for iPhone and iPod touch,
called Tweetie 1.3, was apparently rejected because it gives users access to the
Twitter Trends section, which displays the most popular topics or words on
This section sometimes lists swear words, including a particular
four-letter word that begins with the letter F and rhymes with duck and was
popular in the Canterbury Tales and other medieval classics.
Earlier the App
developer Loren Brichter was told that the software breached the iPhone's terms
of use. However today Brichter reported that the application had been
approved. In typical fanboy style Brichter praised Apple for letting the
application through, rather than question what type of Mickey Mouse control
freak of a company banned it in the first place.
Apple has banned the Kenny
application from the television show "South Park" yet apparently allowed a range
of fart-related applications.