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Apple rejects BitTorrent-related iPhone app µMonitor

Apple rejects BitTorrent-related iPhone app µMonitor
Stuart Dredge

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General / September 1st 2009 at 12:17PM

And it seems there's a wider policy of no P2P apps on the App Store.

Apple has been taking flak for its iPhone approvals policy in recent weeks, but one particular stipulation will meet with resounding cheers from record labels.

An app called µMonitor, which lets people monitor their downloads on the uTorrent BitTorrent client, has been rejected by Apple, with the company's letter to its developer referring to a wider ban on all BitTorrent iPhone apps.

"We've reviewed µMonitor and determined that we cannot post this version of your application to the App Store at this time because this category of applications is often used for the purpose of infringing third party rights. We have chosen to not publish this type of application to the App Store," reads the letter.

According to TorrentFreak, the app was in review for four months, which may hint at a discussion within Apple on how this class of applications should be treated.

That said, the ban won't stop people getting their hands on µMonitor: its developer is now releasing it through the unofficial Cydia store, which works with iPhones that have been jailbroken.