Are you sitting down? You might want to go find a chair. Apple removed the Chatroulette-like app, iChatr from the App Store, because people were inappropriately exposing themselves? NO WAY! We knew this was coming, but sort of forget about it when it took Apple this long to yank it (8 days). It’s not like they didn’t know about it with all the press coverage it got.
148Apps got an official statement from the developers and it goes like this: “The iChatr application has currently been removed from the App Store due to reports of a number of users exposing themselves during the random video chat sessions. We are currently discussing possible solutions to the problem with Apple.” Umm… good luck guys, don’t think Apple will side with you on this one.
It’s no surprise that people were pulling the usual Chatroulette style chats, but we can imagine how much worse it might have been with the portability of the iPhone 4; yuk. What is surprising is the app’s approval in the first place, we assume Apple didn’t realize the concept as the review team didn’t have much to chat with prior to release. As Gizmodo points out, you can always give a go with some fine Apple folks via 1-888-FACETIME.