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I didn't expect this either!  Following up on my previous post about my Apple App Store rejection  - I checked my emails and they accepted my appeal! Truthfully, I was expecting the appeal to get rejected. Part of me wanted to get ready and contest again and become like Harvey Specter from Suits to argue the point for my client. There was not information about why it was approved, honestly I don't think many people would mind if they were stressed out because of this since it was approved and that's all that matters. I was quite fortunate that I was doing this pro bono for the client and would't need to go back and re-discuss commercials or agreements for additional "functionality" to be added to the app. The hardest part possibly would have been brainstorming what to add.  Initially after the rejection I looked at others who were in the same situation and had their apps rejected for being too simple and some of them really did sound like they were p
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