Just last month, Trent Reznor and his Nine Inch Nails pals were at the top of their tech-savvy high horses, ready to bring us 24/7 fan coverage, updates and info about the band right to the touch of our finger tips with their new NIN iPhone application. The band seemed to be the on the cutting edge of social networking innovation, but a recent application update has instead been rejected by Apple INC, according to Reznor's Twitter.
On his Twitter Reznor wrote, "Apple rejects the NIN iPhone update because it contains objectionable content. The objectionable content referenced is The Downward Spiral". We're wondering if anyone at the 'cutting edge' and 'hip' company are actually familiar with the band, because if anything, The Downward Spiral is the album that brought the band to heightened success with its controversial lyrics and questionable video content. Even so, it's not as bad as the iSnort app.
Feeling frustrated with Apple's verdict, Reznor went to the NIN message board to express his feelings about the situation saying, "Thanks Apple for the clear description of the problem -- as in, what do you want us to change to get past your stupid fucking standards?... You can buy The Downward Fucking Spiral on iTunes, but you can't allow an iPhone app that may have a song with a bad word somewhere in it. Geez, what if someone in the forum in our app says FUCK or CUNT? I suppose that also falls into indecent material. Hey Apple, I just got some SPAM about fucking hot asian teens THROUGH YOUR MAIL PROGRAM. I just saw two guys having explicit anal sex right there in Safari! On my iPhone!"