Baby Shaking iPhone App: Fun, If You're a Psycopath
In the ever-expanding iPhone app store, there are some helpful, fun and downright awesome sources of information and entertainment. That said, every so often an app shows up that makes us wonder what the hell the people at Apple were thinking (if they were, in fact, thinking when they approved it).
We are speaking, of course, about the now infamous 'Baby Shaker' app that went on sale Monday, according to TechCrunch and the Telegraph. The app allows users to, you guessed it, shake a crying baby to death (you know the baby is dead because when she stops crying two red X's cover her eyes). Simply shake the phone as hard as you can, and the stupid baby shuts up.
The application, created by San Francisco-based company Sikilasoft, has already been pulled, but the fact that it ever gained approval leaves us dumbfounded. We are all for creative entertainment, and for pushing boundaries, but this is ridiculous. Get it together, Apple. [From: TechCrunch and The Telegraph]
[UPDATE: In a rare backpedal by Apple, the company has issued a public apology, stating that the "application was deeply offensive and should not have been approved for distribution on the App Store." Check out Cnet to read the full apology.]