Today in Mobile

Apple’s policies regarding its App Store are once again drawing flak thanks to a new edict calling the rejection of any app that features “overtly sexual content.” The move certainly seems over-the-top — users still must confirm that they’re over the age of 17, and it’s not like there was ever any really prurient stuff on App Store shelves anyway. But the developers who are whining about Apple’s sometimes-arbitrary rules are missing the point. Apple has every right to police its store the way it sees fit, just like Wal-Mart or any other retailer — even if there are no other channels of distributing apps to the iPhone.