Apple removes 'Baby Shaker' from App Store

Just hours after the discovery of an iPhone application in which the user is invited to silence a baby's cries by violently shaking an iPhone, Apple pulls the application.

Apple appears to have pulled Baby Shaker from the App Store. Screenshot by Tom Krazit/CNET

Apple has removed the Baby Shaker application from the App Store, just hours after it was discovered.

The application still shows up in the App Store search, but upon clicking on the title, an error message appears. Baby Shaker, a game in which the user is invited to silence a baby's cries by violently shaking an iPhone, appeared on the App Store Monday despite Apple's policy of banning "offensive" iPhone applications.

Company representatives have still not responded to inquires about how Baby Shaker made it into the App Store in the first place. In the past, Apple has shown no hesitation in rejecting iPhone applications that it felt contained offensive language or objectionable content.

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