Though Americans may not manufacture the iPhones they use, they’ve proved infinitely inventive when it comes to mass-producing apps, creating them for every purpose from losing weight to basting a turkey. Apple announced in December that more than 100 million apps had been downloaded from the App Store in the preceding year, with more than 500,000 individual apps offered.
Which doesn’t mean Apple lets developers upload whatever apps they like. Quite the opposite, in fact. Every year, there are scores of apps that don’t make the grade or that violate Apple’s App Store Review Guidelines, which reserve the company’s right to reject apps deemed explicit, insensitive, or otherwise unacceptable. Some apps are dismissed without explanation. The Daily Beast rounds up 10 apps you won’t be using anytime soon.