Banned: Most Controversial iPhone Apps

In "Zombie School," your goal is to protect yourself from a hoard of zombie children by shooting them. It made it to Apple's App Store but was booted after being criticized for promoting school violence, according to ABC News. (credit: Retarded Arts)
Zombie School In "Zombie School," your goal is to protect yourself from a hoard of zombie children by shooting them. It made it to Apple's App Store but was booted after being criticized for promoting school violence, according to ABC News. (credit: Retarded Arts)
Take the top tennis players in the world and focus just on their cleavage. That was the premises of the "Adult Tennis Boobs" app. Apple said no thanks. (credit: Overdamped)
Adult Tennis Boobs Take the top tennis players in the world and focus just on their cleavage. That was the premises of the "Adult Tennis Boobs" app. Apple said no thanks. (credit: Overdamped)
"Baby Shaker" let users violently shake their iPhones to silence a baby's cry, according to CNET. Despite the Apple police banning "offensive" content, the app made it to iTunes. It was removed hours later. (credit: CNET)
Baby Shaker "Baby Shaker" let users violently shake their iPhones to silence a baby's cry, according to CNET. Despite the Apple police banning "offensive" content, the app made it to iTunes. It was removed hours later. (credit: CNET)
"BeautyMeter" was a free app originally developed to rate the face, body and clothes of users who uploaded photos of themselves. That got ugly pretty fast, when a partially nude image of a 15-year-old user turned up in the gallery, according to Wired.com. Child porn on the iPhone? No thanks. Apple banned the app. (credit: Wired.com)
BeautyMeter "BeautyMeter" was a free app originally developed to rate the face, body and clothes of users who uploaded photos of themselves. That got ugly pretty fast, when a partially nude image of a 15-year-old user turned up in the gallery, according to Wired.com. Child porn on the iPhone? No thanks. Apple banned the app. (credit: Wired.com)
After originally approving the 'gay cure' software, Apple refused an application developed by the Christian ministry Exodus International.
Gay Cure After originally approving the 'gay cure' software, Apple refused an application developed by the Christian ministry Exodus International.
The "Hottest Girl" app, which lets users rate nude or partially nude women, is one that go the boot. (credit: AllenTheGeek.com)
Hottest Girls The "Hottest Girl" app, which lets users rate nude or partially nude women, is one that go the boot. (credit: AllenTheGeek.com)
The iPhone uses a state-of-the-art motion sensor that reacts when you tilt or move the phone. It was just a matter of time before someone used it to manipulate the female chest. Apple filed the "iBoobs" application under the umbrella of offensive content, according to The Huffington Post. (credit: YouTube)
iBoobs The iPhone uses a state-of-the-art motion sensor that reacts when you tilt or move the phone. It was just a matter of time before someone used it to manipulate the female chest. Apple filed the "iBoobs" application under the umbrella of offensive content, according to The Huffington Post. (credit: YouTube)
Apple Inc. has removed an app from its French App Store that let users consult a database of celebrities to determine if they are Jewish or not. (credit: AP)
Jew or Not a Jew Apple Inc. has removed an app from its French App Store that let users consult a database of celebrities to determine if they are Jewish or not. (credit: AP)
"Me So Holy" was simple, but also offensive to some. Users were able to snap a photo with their iPhone and post it on any deity's head. It violated the App Store policy and never saw the light of day, according to The Huffington Post. (credit: MeSoHoly.com)
Me So Holy "Me So Holy" was simple, but also offensive to some. Users were able to snap a photo with their iPhone and post it on any deity's head. It violated the App Store policy and never saw the light of day, according to The Huffington Post. (credit: MeSoHoly.com)
An app that promotes stabbing? It's actually a photo of a kitchen knife that would play the music from the infamous "Psycho" shower scene when users simulate a stabbing motion with their phone. But the app sparked controversy. According to UK's The Sun, the app was released during a crime-wave of teen stabbings in the country and citizens felt it promoted violence. Regardless, the app sold 10 million downloads during its first week, according to the paper.
Psycho An app that promotes stabbing? It's actually a photo of a kitchen knife that would play the music from the infamous "Psycho" shower scene when users simulate a stabbing motion with their phone. But the app sparked controversy. According to UK's The Sun, the app was released during a crime-wave of teen stabbings in the country and citizens felt it promoted violence. Regardless, the app sold 10 million downloads during its first week, according to the paper.
"Puff!" lets you lift a girl's skirt by blowing into your iPhone's microphone. Voyeurism is another no-no at the App Store. (credit: BottleCube Inc.)
Puff! "Puff!" lets you lift a girl's skirt by blowing into your iPhone's microphone. Voyeurism is another no-no at the App Store. (credit: BottleCube Inc.)
You can order pizza on your iPhone, but you can't order Russian mail-order brides. Some of the banned applications showed pornographic or risque material that could easily be accessed by children. The "Russian Bride Gallery" app didn't make the cut. (credit: Ketara Software)
Russian Bride Gallery You can order pizza on your iPhone, but you can't order Russian mail-order brides. Some of the banned applications showed pornographic or risque material that could easily be accessed by children. The "Russian Bride Gallery" app didn't make the cut. (credit: Ketara Software)
Poker? Yes! Strip poker? No! Apple is now enforcing stricter policies on which applications are approved for iPhones and iPod Touches. Several strip poker apps, such as "Video Strip Poker," were removed from the App Store. (credit: Arawella Corporation)
Video Strip Poker Poker? Yes! Strip poker? No! Apple is now enforcing stricter policies on which applications are approved for iPhones and iPod Touches. Several strip poker apps, such as "Video Strip Poker," were removed from the App Store. (credit: Arawella Corporation)
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