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VLC for iPhone and iPad get pulled from the App Store

If you happened to head to the App Store this morning to search for, say, a new media player with support for a number of video formats, you may have noticed something: VLC is no longer available. A quick search returns several remote apps, but the recently-released player itself is nowhere to be found -- the VLC app has, in fact, been removed from the App Store.

Ultimately, it appears as though the GPL "licensing incompatibilities" which some people worried about when VLC for iOS debuted are to blame -- but whether it was Apple or Applidium who removed the app is not yet known. The takedown may, however, have more to do with Denis-Courmant's (who happens to work for Nokia) campaign against Apple -- as our friends at TUAW speculate.

Whatever the reason, it's iOS users who lose out in the end.

Tags: app store, apple, apps, AppStore, gpl, IOS, license, licensing, mobile, nokia, open source, OpenSource, removal, takedown, vlc

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