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Apple isn't allowing its new smartwatch to be used as a whoopee cushion

Sorry everyone

Source: Fart Watch/YouTube

A NEW APP that could have ushered in a new era of whoopee cushion pranks has been rejected by Apple.

According to Cult of the Mac, the aptly named Fart Watch was designed for the Apple Watch to be used alongside an iPhone – simply place the phone near to where the victim will be sitting, and hit the “Fart” button on the watch.

However, the company’s new smartwatch is a rather classy affair. Prices for the sleek device start at around €320, before spiralling to more than €9,000 for a limited-edition gold version.

Apple Watch goes on sale Source: PA Wire/Press Association Images

And Apple doesn’t seem too keen for people to be using it to make fart jokes.

In a response to the developer, an App Store moderator said:

We noticed that your Apple Watch app is primarily a fart app. We do not accept fart apps on Apple Watch.

Apple’s latest device was released last week with limited fanfare. Critics haven’t been hugely impressed. MacWorld said it’s beautiful but not a must-have, while TechRadar bemoans its poor battery life and limited selection of apps adding that although it is a good smartwatch, it’s “still not enough to convince us this is a real category”.

An Irish release has yet to be announced.

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