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APPROVAL OF BITTORRENT APPS A MISTAKE, SAYS APPLE

September 12, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Apple now says that its decision to approve two BitTorrent apps for the iPhone, iPad, and the iPod Touch was a mistake. The approval, reported last week by TorrentFreak.com and duly noted here, was regarded as a significant departure from Apple’s previous policy of rejecting any app that had any connection at all to the file-sharing technology on the grounds that it “is often used for the purpose of infringing third-party rights.” But the developer of one of the apps, Conttrol [sic], got in touch with TorrentFreak on Tuesday to say that he had been notified by Apple that the app “had been approved by mistake and Apple were sorry for the inconvenience but apps of this nature are not allowed in the store.” TorrentFreak further noted, “While we haven’t heard from the Transmission RPC developer, we assume that he got a similar call.”