Apparently someone is on a graphics kick over at the Apple iPhone app approval center. Thanks to the iPhone card icon in our application, Apple has rejected the eWallet update. Even though the icon has been there since we released eWallet (the week the AppStore went live), apparently the icon is now a problem so we have to remove it.
We aren’t the only ones running into this sort of thing lately. The folks over at TapBots ran into almost the same thing - an icon that’s been in their app for ages that Apple has suddenly decided is a problem. Like I said, it seems more like an “issue du jour” than a real problem.
Still, like TapBots pointed out, we’ll go ahead and pull the iPhone card icon (sorry to those of you using it) because we know there isn’t anything we can do and we want to stay in the AppStore. The frustrating thing is that it took weeks to find this out and may take weeks to find out if the change we make is good enough. Crazy store requirements aren’t anything new – we’ve been dealing with those for years (and not just from Apple). What is a problem is this whole “wait a month to get your product out while Apple lumbers through the review process.”
Hey, Apple! Clean this process up, will ya?