Apple Discarding "Basic" iPhone Apps

After reports that Apple wasn't inclined to keep adult-oriented and Wi-Fi finder apps on its highly popular App Store, new findings suggest that the electronics giant has further begun clamping down on certain submissions to the store which it calls "basic applications".

A recent report by the tech blog TechCrunch divulges that Apple has started filtering submissions of some "basic applications", and discarding few of them for being "little more than RSS feeds or glorified business cards".

The tech blog further mentions that, "In short, Apple doesn't want people using native applications for things that a basic web app could accomplish."

The issue mainly pivots around the iPhone apps designed with templates that are simply available from a large number of software generating vendors.

Eric Litman, chief executive of Medialets, asserted that the move hovers around Apple's keenness to control user experience.

"Apps that are too simple or largely indistinguishable from the Web, other apps or particularly other apps on other platforms send the message to end users that the iPhone app ecosystem might not be particularly special", he added.

The company is also reportedly removing applications that the company feels provide "minimum user functionality", such as the one that produces the quack sound.