After originally denying an Apple iPhone app update for a Nine Inch Nails application, Apple has backtracked and has now approved the app without any changes.
NIN frontman Trent Reznor, an admitted techno enthusiast, posted the following message on his Twitter account: "NEWS FLASH: Apple has approved the NIN iPhone app update. Should be live in a few hours."
Apple originally denied the iPhone app update, with Reznor posting the following message: "Apple rejects the NIN iPhone update because it contains objectionable content," regarding the band’s ‘The Downward Spiral’ music album.
Since then, however, the app update has been approved, and hasn’t been changed by either NIN or Apple, Reznor said. The latest reversal isn’t completely surprising, since the original version of the band’s app was initially approved by Apple.
There was such a public uproar among fans, who use the app to share photos, create music playlists and videos, among other features, that Apple was presumably pressured into allowing the update.
Apple’s approval is perfect timing as the band is about to head out on a North American tour with Jane’s Addiction, starting from Florida tonight.
This is likely not the last time developers will bump heads with Apple regarding apps and app updates on the iPhone App Store, as the Cupertino-based company has been rather inconsistent regarding why some apps are rejected. Furthermore, mysteriously approving the Baby Shaker app last month also earned Apple a high amount of criticism.