Phone StoryToday a new iOS game hit the Apple App Store, for a few hours. They yanked it off because of its criticism of Apple. The question is how it got approved in the first place.

Phone Story, an app by Molleindustria, portrays the lifecycle of an iPhone, with a bit of a political edge to it. It’s this edge that got it ejected from the Apple App Store only 3 hours after it was approved. It is a documentary in game format, following from the mining of Coltan in the Congo to dispensing of your heavy metal waste materials and polluting the world. To get the next part of the story you must finish a mini-game.

A narrator speaks behind each mini-game, relaying the relevance of that level to the stage of the iPhone life stage. The content that got it kicked was the overall judgment of Apple.

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