A third-party application developer known as ChilliFresh claims that Apple has purged more than 5,000 "inappropriate" programs from its iPhone app store.
The shocking statistics were recently confirmed by AppShopper.com, which discovered that approximately 4,000 applications were removed on Friday, February 18.
"While the level of removals is typically about 100 per day, the total remained uncharacteristically high over the weekend," explained AppleInsider's Katie Marsal.
"The total number of removed applications is said to have amounted to roughly 3 percent of the entire App Store."
It should be also noted that Apple has revised its already stringent guidelines to prevent "overtly sexually" programs from making their way into the puritanical iPhone app store.
The new rules - obtained by ChilliFresh of "Wobble iBoobs" fame - reportedly include: