Friday, April 24, 2009

iPhone's Shaken Baby

When I heard people had a "shaken baby" application on their iPhones, I assumed it was made by someone online and people were downloading it from the demented creator's site. It never dawned on me that it was an Apple application that was available on their webpage!

"...The company apologized Thursday for selling a 99-cent iPhone application called "Baby Shaker" in its online store. The application allowed iPhone users to silence a virtual crying infant by shaking the device. After enough shakes, the baby on the screen stopped screaming and a large red "X" appeared over each eye. Apple first posted the application Monday, the start of Shaken Baby Syndrome Awareness Week.

The company removed the application Wednesday from its online store. Apple spokeswoman Natalie Kerris said the company evaluates applications before posting them for sale, and that the posting of "Baby Shaker" was an error..." (source)

I am hardly a techie prude, but shake the baby until it dies? Listen, I guess if you want that application you have the right to kill all the virtual babies you want...but what kind of freaks even downloaded this? How is shaking your phone until the picture of the baby has red Xes over its eyes fun? Now iPhone's virtual level...that's cool.

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