Apple Axes iPad Facebook App

Similar iPhone apps still available, maverick creator notes
By Jane Yager,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 7, 2010 2:52 AM CDT
Updated Apr 7, 2010 6:24 AM CDT
Apple Axes iPad Facebook App
Kaelee Weller, 6, of San Jose, Calif., happily samples an Apple iPad in Palo Alto.   (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

A popular application allowing easy Facebook use on the iPad has already been jettisoned from the Apple Store for "copyright violations." Facebook Ultimate, which sells for $2.99, was already among the top 10 highest selling apps when Apple axed it. A spokesman for Facebook, which hasn't gotten around to developing its own dedicated iPad app, said the maverick program violates its trademark.

The app's creator "Dil," however, has responded online, pointing out that similar iPhone apps that also violate Facebook's trademark are still available at the App Store. Facebook is currently reviewing all apps for possible trademark violations, the spokesman tells the Telegraph. (More iPad stories.)

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