Apple Yanks 'Baby Shaker' iPhone App

Game to shut baby up met stunned outcry from children's groups
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 23, 2009 4:20 AM CDT

(Newser) – An iPhone application urging users to shake a virtual baby to death to shut it up has been pulled after an unsurprising outcry from child welfare groups, reports the San Jose Mercury News reports. A representative for Apple—which is nearing its billionth app download—refused to comment on how the app made it past the vetting team in the first place.