Twitter's Vine app updates Apple store rating to 17+

  • Twitter's new video clip sharing app, Vine, has had its age rating raised to the highest option on Apple’s store, 17+.

    The app had previously been rated as suitable for 12-year-olds.

    The update follows complaints that some of its six-second segments were pornographic.

    Technology news website The Verge was the first to report the change in Vine's status.

    The app had earlier made headlines after one of its Editor's Pick showed a couple engaged in a sexual act.

    Soon after the clip entered the app's "popular now" list. Twitter later issued an apology, blaming "human error".