Apple App Store rejection letters now with non-disclosure agreement fun


In a stunning turn of events, Apple has now started putting App Store rejection letters under non-disclosure agreements. That means if the developer whose app got rejected posts the rejection letter to his or her blog, Apple has the right to sue him or her out of existence.

This has now prompted the tired and predictable Organized Freakout by much of the blogosphere. Apple’s playing hardball, it’s not the same Apple that it used to be, etc. That, and there’s comparisons to how Apple runs the App Store and how Google runs the Android Market.

Random question: wouldn’t it be prudent to find a happy medium between Apple’s overbearing protection of the App Store and the anarchy that is the Android Market? Surely someone will step in and, “hey, this works well!”

And no, I don’t know what that says. Hopefully it isn’t too profane.