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Your Apple Watch can do a million things, but it absolutely cannot fart

Apple Watch Banned Apps: Fart

Apple has started banning Apple Watch apps already, which isn’t an entirely new concept for a company known for keeping the App Store on a tight leash. The reason, however, is pretty silly: Your Apple Watch isn’t allowed to fart using a proper app, no matter how much fun a fart app might be for you and your friends.

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A Fart Watch app has already been banned from the App Store, Cult of Mac reports, as Apple isn’t fond of its functionality. The app, created back in March, has a simple premise: place your iPhone near someone, then use your Watch to trigger a fart sound on the iPhone.

“We noticed that your Apple Watch app is primarily a fart app,” Apple told the developer of Fart Watch. “We do not accept fart apps on Apple Watch.”

No, fart apps are by no means must-have apps on any smart device, including the Apple Watch, but does that mean Apple should simply ban them?

Chris Smith has been covering consumer electronics ever since the iPhone revolutionized the industry in 2008. When he’s not writing about the most recent tech news for BGR, he closely follows the events in Marvel’s Cinematic Universe and other blockbuster franchises. Outside of work, you’ll catch him streaming almost every new movie and TV show release as soon as it's available.