They are the applications that Apple has tried

They are the applications that Apple has tried to stop the world from using.

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What is it: A mobile “sports” game

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10 Aug 2013

Why Apple rejected it: For “encouraging behaviour that could result in damage to the user’s device.”

Is it available elsewhere: Yes, on Android phones through Google Play.

What is it: An app that displayed stories, games and animations made by children

How does it work: It allows children to learn rudimentary programming language

Why Apple rejected it: The programming language called Squeak, developed by scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, could be used to create programmes of their own.

Is it available elsewhere: No, despite writing to Apple’s Steve Jobs. the technology wizards behind it failed to get Apple to shift its position.

Obama Trampoline

What is it: A game that allows users to bounce politicians around a cartoon Oval Office

How does it work: Select one of 18 politicians from Barack Obama to Sarah Palin and shake the phone to make them bounce on a trampoline and pop balloons

Why was it rejected: Apple does not approve of ridiculing public figures.

Is it available elsewhere: No, the developers have not made a version yet for other devices.

Tawkon Radiation Detector

What is it: A programme that calculates exposure to electromagnetic radiation from phones and mobile phone masts

How does it work: Based on environmental conditions, distances from masts and how much you use your phone, it provides a summary of how much radiation you may be been exposed to. The idea was to help those concerned about their exposure monitor it

Why Apple rejected it: Apple feared it may scare people and cause confusion.

Is it available elsewhere: On Google’s Android devices.

What is it: A way to access and read classified documents

How does it work: It provides searchable access to the Wikileaks site, allowing the secret documents to be read while on the move

Why Apple rejected it: Apple deemed it a potential threat to iPhone users and said it failed to meet a requirement in its terms and conditions about not making personal attacks on individuals.

Is it available elsewhere: Yes, on Android.

Ghetto Tweets

What is it: An app that converts your friends Twitter posts into slang

How does it work: It syncs with Twitter to filter friend Tweets, turning their words into a slang that includes the words “gangsta” and “iPhizzle”. It made for a hilarious way to see how Stephen Fry would have sounded if he had been born in a different neighbourhood

Why Apple rejected it: It was swamped with complaints and deemed it offensive.

Is it available elsewhere: No.

What is it: An app that does nothing but costs $1,000

How does it work: People with too much money pay for the app and it displays a red diamond in the back ground with the catchphrase “I am Rich”

Why Apple rejected it: No explanation was given, but the reason should be obvious. Eight people downloaded it before it was banned.

Is it available elsewhere: Yes, an exact copy is available on Android for free.

What is it: Paste a picture of your head onto the body of holy figures

How does it work: take a picture of yourself, chose a religion and paste your face on the body of Jesus or other religious figures

Why Apple rejected it: It was deemed to be “objectionable content”.

Is it available elsewhere: No.

Pocket Girlfriend

What is it: A picture of an attractive woman who responds to users

How does it work: The user can select a “girlfriend” from a number of photos – some in their underwear admittedly. A set of stock responses are available such as “Why would I want to talk about my feelings.” Or the user can programme in their own responses. It also offers the opportunity to augment the virtual “girlfriend” by buying her a breast enlargement

Why Apple rejected it: Apple felt it was demeaning to women. Or perhaps worried about the kind of men who might download it.

Is it available elsewhere: Yes, on Android.

Dirty Fingers

What is it: A bikini clad girl cleans smudges off the screen

How does it work: Placing a finger on the screen to leave a fingerprint resulted in a girl in a bikini appearing to wipe it away

Why Apple rejected it: Clearly it is just filthy.

Is it available elsewhere: Yes, on Android.

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