Apple still is making some high profile rejections, but its also making some tough approvals

Just over a month ago Apple rejected Google Voice, a voice iPhone app that would allow international calling at reduced rates and free SMS text messaging. Apple claimed the rejection was not due to the voice functionality, but rather because the app replaced parts of the iPhone's interface.
Now after controversy over whether the reaction was proper, Apple has approved a separate voice-over-IP (VoIP) app from Vonage. Apple gave Vonage the green light to begin beta testing the new app among a select group of its customers. The new app is available on the iPhone and iPod Touch to these testers.

Still, the approval process was not without its difficulties. Apple last week admitted that Vonage's app approval was also hung up on technical issues (exact details were not specified), and the approval had been delayed. Apple promised that it was working with the developer to resolve these issues, and apparently it was good to its word.

Meanwhile, another app met a less fortunate fate. ┬ÁMonitor, an app that would have allowed iPhone customers to control their home computer's uTorrent client on the go, has been unceremoniously rejected.

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