Popular band Nine Inch Nails has had its latest iPhone app update denied by Apple, which has caused frustration by the band’s singer and frontman, Trent Reznor.
"Apple rejects the NIN iPhone update because it contains objectionable content," Reznor wrote in a message posted on Twitter. The objectionable content referenced is ‘The Downward Spiral.’"
The NIN app is designed to give iPhone and iPod Touch users better access to the NIN web site, along with music playlists and videos through the site. There are thousands of remix NIN songs also available through the app, with songs streaming instantly. It’s also possible to send and receive messages and images through the app from other NIN fans.
The Downward Spiral is the name of one of the band’s hit albums, with a couple of songs causing concern among Apple.
Apple has been thrust into the spotlight as a growing number of developers and people who have their applications denied going online to discuss the reasons why Apple won’t offer the app through the App Store.
It seems kind of ironic that the NIN iPhone app update was rejected, but the now infamous Baby Shaker app managed to slip through the cracks.
Both Trent Reznor and Nine Inch Nails have embraced the Web 2.0 world, with the band releasing a free album online, updating Twitter pages, and embracing fans online. Furthermore, the original NIN iPhone app has been popular, so it’s even more curious that Apple would suddenly reject it.
It seems developers have come forward and said they had their app rejected by Apple, but were given confusing answers.