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Apple Rejects App Due to Icon

Apple Rejects App Due to Icon

Posted April 22, 2009 at 10:22am by iClarified
Apple has rejected an InstaPaper update because it contains an icon looking similar to an iPhone. The application developed by Marco Arment saves web pages to read later.

Apple Rejects App Due to Icon

See that middle icon, there? The one that Joshua Keay designed for FileMagnet and generously offered to me for Instapaper 1.4? That’s prohibited in the App Store because it depicts an iPhone, and Apple rejected Instapaper Pro 1.4 because of it.

"We’ve reviewed Instapaper Pro and determined that we cannot post this version of your iPhone application to the App Store because of an Apple trademark image."

"You may not use the Apple Logo or any other Apple-owned graphic symbol, logo, or icon on or in connection with web sites, products, packaging, manuals, promotional/advertising materials, or for any other purpose except pursuant to an express written trademark license from Apple, such as a reseller agreement."

Seems a little ridiculous to prevent an iPhone application from having an iPhone icon...

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