Twitter’s ‘X’ Becomes the First App With a Single-Letter App Store Title

Ashley Belanger, Ars Technica:

Apple has granted a rare exception to its strict App Store rules, allowing Twitter to rebrand as X and become the first one-character iPhone app.

A “rare exception”? I guess in the vastness of the App Store, any atypical behaviour could be considered “rare”. Apps that have been granted most entitlements, like those which support CarPlay, are rare amongst the 1.8 million iOS apps out there. But bigger, well-known developers are granted exceptions to both App Store rules and punishments for breaking them.

Anyway, X Corporation is threatening to sue the Center for Countering Digital Hate over research the latter published into what it found was a rise in hate speech on Twitter after Elon Musk’s acquisition.

Update: X Corp has now filed that lawsuit (PDF).