Apple Pulls Ultimate Facebook iPad App from Store

An unofficial Facebook app for the Apple iPad has been removed from the Apple Store for violating Facebook’s trademark, according to The Guardian. Facebook Ultimate had shot into the Top 10 highest-selling apps at the Apple Store this past weekend, with its release coinciding with the debut of Apple’s new handheld computing device. However, Apple removed the app from its store after receiving a complaint from Facebook that it violated “policies around trademark infringement and affiliation.”

Facebook currently does not have an app for the Apple iPad and has not announced a release date for an official app. The company released the following statement about Facebook Ultimate:

“The ‘Facebook Ultimate’ app was a clear violation of Facebook Platform policies around trademark infringement and affiliation, and has since been removed from the App Store by Apple. We ensure that applications that access Facebook user data adhere to Facebook Platform policies. Those applications that do not comply are subject to enforcement which can include disabling or limiting their access to Facebook APIs.”

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