Three days after Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor attempted to get his band's iPhone app update approved and but was declined, Apple has finally allowed the update onto the App Store. Originally claimed to have objectionable content, the application allows for social networking features between Nine Inch Nail fans as well as previews of the bands music.
The objectionable content came from the mature rated music on the band's debut album, "Downward Spiral" and the lyrics in the preview portion of the application, however this would in turn be no different from utilizing Apple's iTunes to preview the same music as it's common for bands to market across the board with the same samples.
Apple has been trigger happy to deny applications as of late, especially with the advent of alternative stores not only for platforms other than the iPhone but some that are specifically to market applications that are not App Store sanctioned. For example a South Park game which was recently denied by the App Store went on to use one of the alternative stores because its creators did not wish to change the content.
The Nine Inch Nails application was not modified in any way to enforce Apple to change their mind, so it seems Trent Reznor's outburst and disapproval as well as the disapproval of many of Nine Inch Nails fans were the factors that got the app approved. The update remains as was stated on the Nine Inch Nails web site.