"So, it's April Fool's day again, and this time I came up with
quite a nice joke. Sadly, things haven't worked out, so I figured
I'd tell you what I had planned so at least you know that I
"As an April Fool's joke, I created a fake Linux app for the
iPhone that made it look like Linux was running on your phone. It
doesn't actually do anything - when you type text, it just spits
out one of several pre-determined responses, but there are various
geeky in-jokes for people in the know. The idea was that you'd buy
it knowing it was fake (it was made very clear in the app
description), then show it to your Linuxy friends, say "hey, I
installed Linux on my iPhone!" and see how long it took for them to
figure out it was a joke.
"Sadly, Apple rejected the app for various reasons. First, they
said that people might see the warning messages and think their
iPhone had crashed. To be fair, the original version of the app
showed this screen after trying to run X:"