Apple has rejected an iPhone app that would allow people to fashion their faces into portraits resembling Jesus Christ.
In a strange-but-true tale, Apple has decided that a app for its iPhone whereby users can superimpose their face over that of Jesus has been rejected.
Called Me So Holy by developer Ben Kahle, the app was flatly rejected and fell under the watchful eye of the company’s developer agreement, which in part states Applications must not contain any obscene, pornographic, offensive or defamatory content or materials of any kind (text, graphics, images, photographs, etc.), or other content or materials that in Apple’s reasonable judgement may be found objectionable by iPhone or iPod touch users.
Kahle is not impressed, and in a note on his blog said “We feel that Apple is being too sensitive to its perceived user group and are disappointed that this otherwise creative, freethinking company would reject such a positive and fun application,” Kahle wrote in his blog. “The message to developers is that they should think inside the box, rather than outside it.”
Apple might have over-reacted (depending if you are a believer or not), but with the recent fuss about a baby-shaking game that was approved and then banned, getting offside with punters seems to be the main concern of the iPhone manufacturer, so Kahle will have to go back to the drawing board – maybe a superimposed pic using Barack Obama, the prophet Mohammed, or Princess Diana might do the trick?