Apple Pulled an AirPod-Finding App Because They Didn’t Like the ‘Concept’

Apple’s usually pretty picky when it comes to the types of apps that land in the App Store, but most of the time an app is pulled from or not allowed in the marketplace due to it not complying with Apple’s terms or coming off offensive to the public. A new app that may just save users $69 was just ripped off the App Store after originally being accepted, but Apple’s reasoning behind the move is rather interesting: they “didn’t like the ‘concept’.”

The app itself is called Finder for AirPods (see screenshots above), and it’s pretty self-explanatory: it lets users locate their lost AirPods using Bluetooth technology. Since the AirPods were announced, this has become a pressing issue I’m sure many interested buyers have thought about. But one of the only solutions to finding your lost buds (besides remembering where you may have lost it/them) is now gone, and it’s all thanks to Apple’s peculiar reasoning.

Here’s what the developer behind the app had to say regarding the matter after he got off the phone with Apple employees.

Yeah, just got off the phone with them. They didn’t find anything wrong with the app itself, but rather they didn’t like the ‘concept’ of people finding their Airpods and hence was deemed ‘not appropriate for the App Store’.

By the sound of it, it almost seems like Apple wants users to lose their AirPods since they don’t like the “concept” of finding them. Of course, this would be a pretty nasty image to project, but considering how Apple is sometimes, I wouldn’t be surprised if this were their main intention.

On the other hand, there’s also the possibility that the company is working on their own AirPod-locating software similar to Find My iPhone and are trying to keep others from copying their idea, but we haven’t heard anything about this yet and therefore there’s no way to confirm this is even a possibility. Nevertheless, if you wanna find your lost or misplaced AirPods, you better start using your noggin.