Developer Jim Barcus reported that Apple is now rejecting single-station radio apps for the iPhone:
Nov. 10 represents the date that Apple started rejecting apps. We have talked to many Apple reps about this, but they appear to have a script that they all read from saying that a single-station app is not an enriching end-user experience. ... ¶ Apple implemented a new rule that says “developers ‘spamming’ the App Store with many versions of similar apps will be removed from the iOS Developer Program.” Furthermore in the same document, they compare these apps that spam the App Store to Fart apps.
Link: Radio World. Thanks to Pete Loewenstein for the tip.
Update 24 Nov. 2010: But also see Trevor Long’s post on this, Apple vs the Radio Industry? Not Quite. Seems Apple is targeting near-clone single-station apps in which only the logo and stream address are changed. Link: Your Tech Life. Thanks to @novaktually for the tip.
Update 30 Nov. 2010: Mark Ramsey says the ban on near-clones helps radio. Apple helps Radio by Banning "Bad" Apps. Link: Mark Ramsey Media.