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Apple Bans 'Phone Story' From App Store

o McKinley Noble
13.09.2011 kl 21:52 | GamePro (online)

Phone Story, an iOS game that depicts the heavily criticized production cycle of the iPhone, has been unsurprisingly pulled from the App Store by Apple.

 

Well, who didn't that coming?

Apple has just banned Molleindustria's Phone Story, a game that depicts the alleged production cycle of the iPhone, from the App Store, "without explanation" according to the developers.

However, it doesn't take an Apple Genius to figure out why. Not only does the game depict the Foxconn Suicides, but several mini-games also reference overseas slavery and sweatshop conditions that critics claim Apple is a knowing participant. In addition, the developer's main website goes into extremely informative detail about every alleged aspect of the iPhone's (and other electronic devices') production, including slavery conditions in the Congo, labor practices in Chinese factories, and the impact of electronic waste.

According to IndieGames.com, all profits from the sales of Phone Story would have gone to grassroots organizations, but Apple eventually pulled the trigger on the mobile game earlier today.

[Source: Gamasutra, IndieGames.com, PhoneStory.org]

This article originally appeared on GamePro.com as Apple Bans 'Phone Story' From App Store

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