Update: We’ve heard from the developer who tells us the app was pulled at the request of Amazon, not Apple. We’re following up on this story and will update with additional information.
An iPhone app that allows users to access Amazon Cloud Player has been removed from the iTunes App Store, due to what its creator calls “legal issues.”
The app, aMusic, comes not from Amazon but from startup Interactive Innovative Solutions. Until Tuesday, the app was available in the App Store for $1.99 and allowed users a way to access their Amazon tunes without having to go through a series of complex steps in a non-Safari browser app.
“There are some legal issues with the music industry,” James Clancey of IIS told Evolver.fm in a statement. about the removal of aMusic from the App Store. “The aMusic [app] is down temporarily. It will be back. Unfortunately I do not have a specific date when it will be back.
“Also, Apple has been delaying my gMusic update. I submitted it two weeks ago. Every other update I have submitted … has been approved in under eight hours. So not sure what the deal is.”