What you need to know
- Apple has pulled an app from the App Store the promoted gathering during the pandemic.
- The app, called Vybe Together, encouraged people to "get your rebel on."
Reported by The Verge, Apple has taken an app off of the App Store that promoted people to attend parties during the COVID-19 pandemic. The app, called Vybe Together, has also been banned from TikTok.
The app had billed itself as a way for people to plan and find underground parties and "get your rebel on."
The app came into the spotlight after The New York Times reporter Taylor Lorenz tweeted about the app after discovering the website.
According to the report, the app thankfully did not have many followers on TikTok or Instagram before it was pulled from the App Store and banned from most of the social media platforms.
The Instagram account now contains one post which says that reports have mislabeled the intention behind the app.
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Joe Wituschek is a Contributor at iMore. With over ten years in the technology industry, one of them being at Apple, Joe now covers the company for the website. In addition to covering breaking news, Joe also writes editorials and reviews for a range of products. He fell in love with Apple products when he got an iPod nano for Christmas almost twenty years ago. Despite being considered a "heavy" user, he has always preferred the consumer-focused products like the MacBook Air, iPad mini, and iPhone 13 mini. He will fight to the death to keep a mini iPhone in the lineup. In his free time, Joe enjoys video games, movies, photography, running, and basically everything outdoors.