Apple rejects an app update because one of the screenshots had the word ‘Android’

BY Rajesh Pandey

Published 20 May 2015

App Store

Apple has in the past rejected apps from the iOS App Store for all kinds of ridiculous reasons. This time though, it has taken things to a whole new level by rejecting an app update because one of the screenshots from the app listing contained the word “Android”.

An update for Breaking — an app that puts the most important news in the Today view — was rejected by the company just because one of its screenshots contained the word “Android”. As if this was not already ridiculous enough, the screenshot in question makes it even more so.

The chances of any iOS user finding the word “Android” in the screenshot from Breaking’s App Store listing is almost nil, but still Apple decided that it is a perfectly valid reason to reject the v1.3 update of the app.

On the flip side, this also shows how closely Apple checks not only the apps, but their description as well, before allowing developers to push them live on the App Store.

Do you think Apple did the right thing by rejecting an app update just because one of the screenshots contained the word “Android”? Drop in a comment and let us know!