This Apple Iphone is displaying an application that is very popular at the Italian Itunes Store called iMussolini. The application features speeches by the Italian fascist dictator, Benito Mussolini.
The developer, Luigi Marino says that he already to fo with a compatible version for the iPad tablet computer wich will be available in Europe shortly.
The developer says that the application is being downloaded in Italy at a rate of 1,000 a day and has been available for the last week.
Marino claims that he developed iMussolini strictly as a historical tool, but he is making a bundle at anout 50 centimes a download.There has been a rebirth of fascination with fascism in Italy and this is an attempt to cash in on this unhealthy trend. Apple has assured Marino that it will not remove the application from sale, but will monitor "offensive" uses of the product. This was posted originally on the France24 website today, Jan 28.