Apple Removes BitTorrent Application

IS_DriveThe application that enabled Apple handheld device users to manage their torrent downloads has been removed from the Apple App Store.

“Just got a call from Apple. They’re taking IS Drive down,” said the developer Derek Kepner from his Twitter account Tuesday, October 5. “I’m seeing what I can do. I have a feeling I won’t be able to change their mind.”

A representative from Apple said that the removal of the application is in line with Section 22.4 of the App Store Review Guidelines. The section states that “Apps that enable illegal file sharing will be rejected.”

Kepner argued that there are users who do not resort to piracy. He also said that there are other applications out there can also illegally download music and other files, one example he cited is Safari, Apple’s very own web browser. He argued that those applications should be booted too.

The application costs 4.99 USD to download, well that is before it got booted out.