- Associated Press - Thursday, September 9, 2010

These are some of the guidelines Apple Inc. says it uses in vetting applications for its App Store, which serves iPhones, iPads and iPod Touches:

_ Apps that exhibit bugs will be rejected.

_ Apps that duplicate apps already in the App Store may be rejected, particularly if there are many of them.

_ Apps that encourage excessive consumption of alcohol or illegal substances, or encourage minors to consume alcohol or smoke cigarettes, will be rejected.

_ Apps that look similar to apps bundled on the iPhone, including the App Store, iTunes Store, and iBookstore, will be rejected.

_ If your user interface is complex or less than very good it may be rejected.

_ “Enemies” within the context of a game cannot solely target a specific race, culture, a real government or corporation, or any other real entity.

_ Apps that include games of Russian roulette will be rejected.