According to Wired, developer Josh Begley just can’t seem to get his app approved. It’s nothing but a harmless little add-on that sends a pop-up message to users every time the United States conducts a fatal unmanned drone strike somewhere in the world, yet Apple has rejected it three times in the last month alone.
Josh says he doesn’t understand–the app doesn’t display photos of collateral damage, and it runs on data provided by the U.K.’s Bureau of Investigative Journalism, so it’s public information. The company’s original objections centered on functionality, but their motives appear to be shifting–on the last occasion, they noted that the content may be offensive to some users. We can understand a bit of confusion, considering the fact that Apple considers up to 10,000 new apps for its store every week, but Begley is suspicious.
This wouldn’t happen to have anything to do with the PR interests of the Pentagon, now would it, Apple?