iPhoneSavior.com Reports on Alleged App Store Ratings Scam

iPhoneSavior.com has an interesting story about how iPhone photography enthusiast Patrick Timney stumbled across an alleged ratings scam in the App store, and how he investigated and gathered evidence which he then submitted to Apple who decided to pull over 1000+ apps made by the accused company from its store.

iPhoneSavior.com reported that: "Timney confirmed that the removal order came directly from Phil Schiller himself, Apple's senior vice-president for worldwide product marketing (see previous iPhoneLife post where Schiller explains App Store approval process)."

Read the full story on the alleged scam. There's more coverage here: iPhoneography.com (including official correspondence with Apple).

One thing to note is that more than one person seems to be taking credit - or perhaps more accurately, is being given credit - for uncovering this situation. As far as I can tell, Patrick Timney (aka SCW) and his friend Glyn Evans were the two people involved in bringing this to light. 







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Tari Akpodiete has been actively involved in the mobile community since 2000. Nicknamed the "Pocket PC Princess", her sites include <a href="http://www.pocketrocketfx">PocketRocketFX.com</a> and <a href="http://www.handheldunderground.com">HandheldUnderground.com</a>, where one can download movie trailers, eBooks, themes, and wallpapers for their device. As a journalist who specializes in technology and entertainment issues, she has spoken at numerous conferences, and her articles have appeared both in print and online. You can reach her at <a href="&#109;&#97;&#105;&#108;&#116;&#111;&#58;tariakpodiete&#64;gmail.com">TariAkpodiete&#64;gmail.com</a>