Sling Says About iPhone App… “I’m Not Dead”

On April 27, 2009

"…bring out ur dead!!"

"I’m not dead!!! I’m getting better!!!! I don’t wanta go on da cart!"

It has been weeks since Sling apparently submitted their iPhone app for approval. In the meantime AT&T has changed and rechanged their Term of Service and rumors have flown that AT&T had prompted Apple to kill the App due to fears it would clog their network.

We STILL don’t know what the outcome will be but a post over on TUAW raises hopes again. According to the site,


In a brief note on the Sling website, the company notes: "We are in close contact with our partners at Apple and are optimistic that it will be approved soon. We hope the wait won’t be much longer."

As the site points out, there are devices on AT&T’s network that already have a Sling app and are used with AT&T’s blessing. None, however, see nearly as much mobile bandwidth use as the iPhone which, in this case, may be a victim of its own success.

Will the app that is finally released be WiFi only in a manner similar to the limitation place on Podcaster before Apple would allow it to be released? We wouldn’t be surprised at all but really hope that is not the case. Regardless, we just want to see the app released and are happy to know (or at least THINK we know) that there is still hope.