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Wtf Were They Thinking?

Here is one from the WTF department. Who would even develop a game like this, let alone market it. From my understanding, once the baby cries on the phone, you shake the phone until red X's appear over the babies eyes. Nice One Apple....whats next...virtual wife beater?


Apple apologizes for 'Baby Shaker' iPhone app


Company says 'deeply offensive' program should not have been approved



updated 2:56 p.m. CT, Thurs., April 23, 2009
CUPERTINO, Calif. - Apple is apologizing for allowing a 99-cent iPhone game called "Baby Shaker" that let a player quiet a virtual crying infant by shaking the device.

Apple removed the program from the iPhone's App Store on Wednesday, but critics pressed for an apology Thursday.

Apple spokeswoman Natalie Kerris said Thursday that the game was "deeply offensive" and said it should not have been approved for sale.


"We sincerely apologize for this mistake," Kerris said in a statement.

Apple approves the programs that outside software developers make available in the store. "Baby Shaker" came from a company called Sikalosoft, which has not commented.

The game asked players to see how long they could endure a baby's cries and then shake the phone to stop the wailing.

posted on Apr 23, 2009 9:15 PM ()

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