Apple Rejects 'South Park' iPhone App19 Feb, 2009 By: John Latchem
The creators of the hit Comedy Central series “South Park” have announced that Apple rejected their proposed iPhone application that would have allowed fans to watch episodes for free on their phones.
The application was announced last October and was submitted to Apple a couple of times for approval, according to Matt Stone and Trey Parker on their SouthParkStudios.com site. However, they reported, Apple rejected it as “potentially offensive.”
According to Parker and Stone, Apple told them the standards would evolve, citing that when iTunes first launched it didn’t sell any music with explicit lyrics.
Several bloggers speculated the move had less to do with content and more to do with profit, as uncensored “South Park” episodes are sold at the iTunes store for $1.99 each.