Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 7th Sep 2009 22:48 UTC
Games "Manomio's Commodore 64 emulator has finally been approved by Apple. We first reported on the project back in June, after Manomio had received their first rejection from Apple. The rejection was particularly disappointing considering the efforts that Manomio had made in making sure their emulator fully licensed and legal." Update by Kroc: The app has been pulled, after Apple caught wind of the much publicised trick to enable BASIC in the emulator. Tsk, tsk; if you're going to put in easter eggs, the point is to keep them a secret, umm'kay.
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Another reason why I sold my iPhone
by jrash on Tue 8th Sep 2009 13:56 UTC
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If any other company acted this way they would be destroyed in the press and on the internet, but because its Apple, its OK. I mean come on, they pulled the app because you could enable COMMODORE BASIC!!! WTF? Apple is now worse than Microsoft ever was, they just have less market share.

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lurch_mojoff Member since:

Being upset about apps getting pulled or not accepted for unspecified reasons or reasons that are made up on the spot is understandable. The restriction in question, however, has been clearly stated in the iTunes app store terms of use since day one. You cannot complain about being rejected or pulled because of it. The developer knew about it (or should have known) and if it was an issue for them they could have not developed for the iPhone. Apple did their best to help them around that restriction and in gratitude the developer tried to be a smart ass.

Sure, Apple are teh evilnesses!

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jrash Member since:

Apple pulling an app just because it contains a 30 year old version of 6502 BASIC just shows how ridiculous the App Store rules are, and that is the reason that I refuse to do business with them anymore.

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stestagg Member since:

"No Colored folk allowed" - There, I've clearly and plainly stated it, right?

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StephenBeDoper Member since:

In other words:

"you've rigidly applied the law with no regard for its intent. Well done! You'll go far in this organization."

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