Perfect Acumen, purveyors of such fine $5 apps as "Top Sexy Ladies: Audrina Patridge" and "Skin Care Updates," has had its dev license revoked, and its 900 applications pulled. Is Apple's banhammer finally growing a brain?
Yes and no. No, in the sense that this, the removal of the third most prolific app-shitter in the whole store, doesn't have anything to do with a change in policy or an increase in transparency. Yes, in the sense that Apple is finally enforcing some of their clearer prior rules. Like, "DON'T STEAL THINGS." From Apple's letter to the wonderfully named Perfect Acumen:
Apple has informed you of numerous third party intellectual property complaints concerning over 100 of your Applications and reminded you of your obligations to obtain the necessary rights prior to submission of your Applications. Nevertheless, we continue to receive the same or similar types of complaints regarding your Applications despite our repeated notices to you.
Knocking nearly a thousand spam apps out of a total of 50,000 or so is a start, but not enough. How about this new plan, for Apple: expend all that energy you were using to get your customers blindingly angry for no good reason on clearing out asinine, infringing crap like this. You're welcome! [MobileCrunch]