Meet The Game Apple Rejected To Save You From Smashing Up Your iPhone
Apple rejects a lot of iOS apps and games, but Send Me To Heaven has to be the first that was turned away due to the way in which it is played. The aim of the game is to throw your $700 smartphone up into the air as high as you can, but rather unsurprisingly, Apple thinks that this behavior “could result in damage to the user’s device.”
Fortunately, those who enjoy smashing up expensive items can get it on Android instead.
Send Me To Heaven, or S.M.T.H. for short, comes with just one instruction: “Throw your phone as high as you can.”
That’s all the game involves, and the idea is you compete with other crazy smartphone smashers in online leaderboards to see who can get their smartphone higher than everyone else’s. The game is free on Android — where Google will allow anything — but it could land you with a very expensive repair bill.
“Be careful not to injure yourself or others,” developer Carrot Pop writes in the game’s Google Play description. “Be always aware that there is enough space above you and around you. Do some training to learn right skills to get best results.”
It might be a good idea to get some practice in before playing this game, maybe using a TV remote instead of your smartphone. And then when you’re ready to swap, you could maybe drag your mattress into the yard to provide a soft landing surface — just in case.
But we’d probably just advise you not to play it at all. It’s easy to see why Apple rejected S.M.T.H., though it probably would have seen a nice rise in AppleCare repairs had the game really taken off.