Baby Shaker app: "Deeply offensive"
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Apple gets a lot of grief for its sometimes overly stringent iOS application approval process, so when a "Baby Shaker" app made its way through Apple's heavily guarded gates in April 2009, there was a public uproar.

The app did exactly what its title implied: The 99-cent app featured a crying baby, and the only way to silence it was to shake the iPhone until two red X's appeared over the baby's eyes.

Two days after the app was released -- enough time for the press to have a field day -- Apple removed the app and issued an apology.

"This application was deeply offensive and should not have been approved for distribution on the App Store," the company said. "When we learned of this mistake, the app was removed immediately. We sincerely apologize for this mistake and thank our customers for bringing this to our attention."


  @DavidGoldmanCNN - Last updated September 28 2012 03:03 PM ET
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