iPhone developers have often struggled to make sense of iTunes)--a tool that saves Web pages for reading later--is just as baffling. The app has already been available in the store as both a free (iTunes link) and a paid app, but the latest 1.4 version was denied by Apple.. A recent rejection of Instapaper Pro ($9.99 from
According to the author of the app, Marco Arment, Instapaper Pro 1.4 was rejected because of the "middle icon" in the graphic below.
Arment goes on to say:
That's prohibited in the App Store because it depicts an iPhone, and Apple rejected Instapaper Pro 1.4 because of it.
Apple responded to Arment by stating:
We've reviewed Instapaper Pro and determined that we cannot post this version of your iPhone application to the App Store because of an Apple trademark image.
Citing this policy:
You may not use the Apple Logo or any other Apple-owned graphic symbol, logo, or icon on or in connection with web sites, products, packaging, manuals, promotional/advertising materials, or for any other purpose except pursuant to an express written trademark license from Apple, such as a reseller agreement.