No one is quite sure what is going on with Apple and its recent application bans, but something is definitely not right over there.

Not too long ago we brought you the news that Apple had banned around 5,000 apps from the App Store for being too sexually suggestive.  Well, this past week, another round of bans happened, and this time it makes absolutely no sense.

In the first round, Apple eventually came out and explained themselves, but thus far there has been no word on why they removed Wi-Fi detection apps.  These are applications that actively searched for a Wi-Fi signal, but the ban does not impact applications that simply contain a database of Wi-Fi hotspots that can be accessed via the iPhone’s GPS or by entering an address on the iPod Touch.

Apple has offered no comment on why these applications were removed, although it may have something to do with the rule for developers about how an application may not duplicate functionality of the device, and the iPhone and iPod Touch do have the ability to scan for Wi-Fi signals.  The question then would be why were they approved in the first place?

With two rounds of purging, should we expect more?

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