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Apple Blocked a ChatGPT Email App 'BlueMail' From the App Store

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Photo: Apple logo (Unsplash) According to the co-founder of the app developer, Apple Inc (AAPL.O) has prevented an update to the email app BlueMail, which makes use of a modified form of OpenAI's GPT-3 language model.

"Apple has blocked the BlueMail update and continues to treat BlueMail unfairly and to discriminate against us," Blix's Ben Volach said.

"Other GPT-powered apps seem not to be restricted," he added.

According to a memo seen by Reuters, Apple, which rejected the app update last week, ordered the company to change the app's age rating for users over 17 or apply content filtering since BlueMail might produce information that is inappropriate for all audiences.

"We want fair­ness. If we're re­quired to be 17-plus, then oth­ers should also have to," Volach tweeted, adding that several other apps that advertise ChatGPT-like features listed on Apple's app store do not include age limitations.

Apple, which was examining the complaint, said developers have the option to challenge a rejection through the App Review Board process.

"It suggests to us that the company may scrutinize apps with ChatGPT functionality in the same way it does others where there are concerns about the quality of the user experience and appropriate nature of the content or service provided by the app," D.A. Davidson analyst Thomas Forte said.

The tech sector has been enthralled by OpenAI's ChatGPT, which can produce content in response to user prompts. Both Alphabet Inc.'s (GOOGL.O) Google and Microsoft (MSFT.O) introduced their own AI chatbots in February. Even though the field of AI-powered chatbots is still young, the unpredictable nature of early search results and discussions has garnered media attention.

By Awanish Kumar

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