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Aiden's Open Letter to Apple

Posted by: Anton Djamoos (05/12/09)
Aiden's new iPhone application was recently denied from the the iPhone App Store for "objectionable content." The band has written an open letter to Apple, which you can read below.
From AidenDear Apple,

What can I really say that Trent Reznor hasn't? "I want to fuck you like an animal?" Oh wait, he said that. "I am a big man and I have a big gun. Got me a big ol’ dick and I like to have fun, held it against your forehead, I'll make you suck it, maybe I'll put a hole in your head, you know, just for the fuck of it." Yeah, he said that, too, all on a record called The Downward Spiral. I have purchased that album five times in my life. I first got it on Cassette when it came out in 1994, I bought it a couple of times on CD and last year I purchased it on iTunes right after I went out and picked up the vinyl. Why? Because it's a great fucking record.

I don't want to go on the same rant as him, although I probably share the exact same feelings.

So what if a crappy punk band from Seattle sings about the deception of religion as a whole? So what if they sing about Catholic priests molesting little boys? Who really cares at all if they wail about a Hungarian Countess that was born in the 1500's and killed over 600 women? Who Cares? The PMRC? Ted Haggard? Congress? Jesus? Oh wait, no… JESUS ISN’T FUCKING REAL.

Yes, maybe we talked a little bit of shit while doing the commentary for the iPhone app about Christianity, about sex and about... Fuck I can't even remember because it's so fucking insignificant. Why don't you be a little clearer in what it was that we need to watch out for? Oh wait... I thought I lived in America where my freedom of speech right was protected by the constitution?

That's right, I forgot. I actually live in Hell. Oops. Remind me to tell someone I have a complaint to submit in the box on the wall.

Aside from the content issue, the app was also rejected because you want to "protect" the value of the iTunes store and having an app with embedded content "competes" with what is ultimately your monopoly. Ironic and hypocritical, no, since Apple owns both channels?

I just want to say thank you Apple for not approving our iPhone app. Thank you so much. To celebrate this great occasion, I'm going to visit your iTunes Music Store and download The Slim Shady LP; I really want to hear that song he sings about killing his wife and dumping her body in the ocean. Awesome!!!

William Control / AIDEN

PS: Any by the way, we have sold over 325,000 albums so far in our career without widespread mainstream media exposure. So, we must be relevant to someone.

Below is our rejection confirmation:


“Dear Nicholas,

Thank you for submitting Aiden to the App Store. We've reviewed Aiden and determined that we cannot post this version of your application to the App Store at this time. Because your app downloads media files that are not managed by the iTunes application, which also manages media files, we believe this would be confusing to the user. To avoid this customer confusion, we have chosen to not publish this type of application to the App Store.

In addition, we've reviewed Aiden and determined that we cannot post this version of your iPhone application to the App Store because it contains objectionable content and is in violation of Section 3.3.12 from the iPhone SDK Agreement which 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."

If you believe you can make the necessary modifications to bring your application in compliance with iPhone Software License Agreement, we encourage you to do so and resubmit it for review.

Regards,

iPhone Developer Program”
  
 
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06:29 AM on 05/12/09
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medicatemex
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Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahah ahaahahaha
06:29 AM on 05/12/09
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Anything by Aiden is objectionable content.
06:31 AM on 05/12/09
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Even Apple hates Aiden. Sweet.
06:31 AM on 05/12/09
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Maybe I would care more if I had an iphone
06:32 AM on 05/12/09
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sounds like a pissed off 16 year old.

lOl @ " crappy punk band from seattle ".
06:33 AM on 05/12/09
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at least they gave them the option to make the "necessary changes".
06:33 AM on 05/12/09
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really couldn't care less
06:34 AM on 05/12/09
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Maybe I would care more if I had an iphone
maybe we'd all care more if it were a better band.
06:34 AM on 05/12/09
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i hate this band so fucking much.
06:34 AM on 05/12/09
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325,000 people have purchased an Aiden record?
06:35 AM on 05/12/09
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Anything by Aiden is objectionable content.
This.

Haha, he's not going to get his piss poor app approved with this attitude. what a tool
06:35 AM on 05/12/09
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325,000 people have purchased an Aiden record?
Been to the mall lately?
06:36 AM on 05/12/09
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I thought I lived in America where my freedom of speech right was protected by the constitution?

I don't even know where to start on that one.
06:39 AM on 05/12/09
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i hate this band so fucking much.
You mean you're a normal person? Haha.
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