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Apple Approves First BitTorrent App

Apple has approved the first ever BitTorrent application for its iTunes App Store platform.

Unbelievable as it may sound, developer Derek Kepner has managed to get his 'IS Drive' application approved through Apple's notorious app approval process, by avoiding the word 'torrent' in the submission process.

IS Drive allows the users of Imageshack Torrent Drive to manage torrent downloads from their iOS device. It allows them to download and upload torrents from an easy to use user interface.

The app, which is available for $4.99 from the App Store, is meant for the premium users of the popular torrent platform.

Apple is known for banning applications that go against its belief system, which includes apps related to BitTorrent and similar sites. Apple claims that BitTorrent users usually break the law and download copyrighted material illegally.

It seems that avoiding certain words might actually succeed in fooling the draconian law system put in place to control its iOS ecosystem.