10 days, that's how long it took for Apple to remove my command line app named Terminal from the App Store.
Apple's message (Jan 16, 2018 at 12:10 AM CET):
We are writing to let you know about new information regarding your app, Terminal, version 1.1, currently live on the App Store.
Upon re-evaluation, we found that your app is not in compliance with the App Store Review Guidelines. Specifically, we found:
Legal - 5.2.5
Your app is too similar to Terminal, which creates a misleading association with Apple products.
To resolve this issue, please review your app design and app metadata and revise it to differentiate it from existing Apple products.
For this reason, your app will be removed from sale on the App Store at this time.
I totally understand Apple's issue here, regardless of wether they will ever make a first party Terminal for iOS. My Terminal app was simply too similar to the Mac app with the same name by Apple.
The new name is OpenTerm, which puts a nice focus on the fact that the app is open source. Furthermore, the icon has been updated to prevent any further confusion. It's available as an update in the App Store now. The app is still free, with no in-app purchases or ads.
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