Banned parental-control app fires back at Apple, calls statement misleading


One of the parental-control apps removed from the App Store fired back on Wednesday at Apple’s explanation of why the app was banned.

OurPact argued that its app should be reinstated and should be allowed to use technology that enables parents to control what their children access on their Apple devices.

OurPact published a blog post Wednesday that disputed Apple’s statement. The company laid out a detailed record of communication with Apple (for instance, on Oct. 6: “Apple removes the OurPact child app from the App Store without any prior communication.” OurPact also sought to explain what MDM software is by contradicting Apple’s recent statements with the iPhone maker’s own documentation about the technology.

The truth, as is usually the case, is likely somewhere in the middle.