Angelo DiNardi's MailWranger becomes the latest application to get rejection by Apple's iPhone App Store. Apple officials’ve deemed that, like Sokirynsky's application, DiNardi's "duplicates the functionality" of an Apple tool built into the iPhone platform. As in DiNardi's case, Apple sees similarities with the iPhone's built-in Mail app.
DiNardi argues that there’re big differences between his app and iPhone's Mail. For one thing, his application -- unlike Apple's -- uses the Web interface through an embedded browser; and he also claims that Gmail in the iPhone's Mail lacks features that include threaded views and Google contacts.
Up to now, Apple has offered a hodgepodge of reasons for turning down other apps from the App Store. Apple claims that the rejected Murderdrome comic strip violated a section of its SDK agreement banning applications containing "obscene, pornographic, offensive or defamatory content."