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  • Apple pulls app for finding lost AirPods from App Store

    tshapi said:
    There is a simple explanation why this app was yanked. This company doesn't have the rights to sell this app. They haven't veen granted permission to associate themselves with the product.  In some ways it can be seen as copyright infringement

    Yes, I think having "AirPods" in the name is a concern, but I don't like the fact that Apple first allowed the app, and then changed course. That looks bad on them.
    There's 4 reasons in my mind why they would pull this app:
    1. Potential revenue loss of replacement AirPods (not likely)
    2. The app promotes the perception that AirPods are easily lost (likely)
    3. Copyright infringement on using the AirPods name and/or images in the app (possible but not stated)
    4. Apple has an app in development but it's not ready (somewhat likely)

    Whatever the reason, the developer deserves a valid explanation otherwise it would be a black mark on Apple's relationship with the development community. My personal opinion is they don't want the public perception that AirPods are easily lost and they are not saying that's the reason because it would sound so utterly lame. My second choice is they have an app in development which would be another black mark with the development community. If this is the case, the development community should be concerned because all your hard work on developing an app could simply be rejected because you beat Apple to the punch. A darker thought is they think your app is so great during the review process that they want to develop their own so they reject it on that basis.