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Apple bows to "Baby Shaker" outcry

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I don’t have an iPhone, but I have an iPod Touch. With both, you can buy or get free applications that allow you to simulate feeding a dog, touching a waterfall, playing a piano and so much more. You can also check calories, movie reviews, breaking news and the weather.

They’re interactive and fun.

But what was Apple thinking with its latest app?

Apple is in the news now for offering a “Baby Shaker” application that allows users to simulate shaking a crying baby until it quiets and has red Xs over its eyes.

This new “game” has angered parents, child welfare groups and organizations that work to prevent Shaken Baby Syndrome.

The Sarah Jane Brain Foundation has demanded an apology and e-mailed press releases, asking the public to contact Apple about their disappointment in this product.

As a result of public outcry, Apple has pulled the app.

– Linda Lynn

llynn@opubco.com

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Linda Lynn

Linda Lynn was born and raised in rural Oklahoma. A graduate of Purcell High School, Lynn began working at The Oklahoman in 1987 as a reporter after earning a journalism degree from the University of Oklahoma. She has served as both a... Read more ›

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