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Apple Apologizes For “Baby Shaker”

By Wyatt Earp | April 24, 2009

baby-shakerGee, what’s there to apologize for? It was only a “game” that let iPhone users shake a screaming baby until it either stopped crying . . . or died!

Personally, I cannot think of anyone would would want to buy that type of app, especially not anyone who has children. Apple really dropped the ball on this one - big time.

Apple issued a statement Thursday apologizing for allowing the Baby Shaker application onto the App Store.

Just hours before the App Store offers up its 1 billionth download, Apple was forced to acknowledge that perhaps the most notorious iPhone application ever constructed was “deeply offensive” and a “mistake.”

Baby Shaker appeared on the App Store Monday, and was pulled Wednesday after a media frenzy grew following the discovery of the application by the founder of a shaken baby syndrome foundation.

Apple’s statement follows in its entirety:

“This application was deeply offensive and should not have been approved for distribution on the App Store. When we learned of this mistake, the app was removed immediately. We sincerely apologize for this mistake and thank our customers for bringing this to our attention.”

Macworld noticed that Sikalosoft has posted an early candidate for Understatement of the Year on its new Web site. “Okay, so maybe the Baby Shaker iPhone app was a bad idea.” (H/T - CNN)

Ya think? Idiots.

Topics: WTF? |

5 Responses to “Apple Apologizes For “Baby Shaker””

  1. The Girl You Don't Bring Home to Momma Says:
    April 24th, 2009 at 4:54 pm

    I can give this a WTF !!!!!! I thought it was free until I learned people actually paid to down load it. Sick assholes.

  2. dragonlady474 Says:
    April 24th, 2009 at 6:26 pm

    Unbelievable…I find myself saying that a lot these days. Who the hell would think this was a good idea?? I hope the person responsible is now deciding on whether it would be better to use a bristled toilet brush or a sponge.

  3. Daisy Says:
    April 24th, 2009 at 8:07 pm

    What a bunch of assholes. (pardon my French)

  4. Morgan Says:
    April 24th, 2009 at 9:40 pm

    Who was the (idiot) who came up with this (crap)?

  5. Alan B Says:
    April 25th, 2009 at 4:08 pm

    Microsoft makes some aweful stuff (supposedly) but this desrves a Darwin Award in the computer world.