BBC May Silence Vuvuzela but iPhone Users Love Them

The sound of vuvuzela trumpets in World Cup broadcasts may be silenced by the BBC following hundreds of complaints but the incessant drone has become a runaway hit with iPhone users. "It's one option we are considering at the moment," said a BBC spokeswoman, adding that 545 complaints had been received about the ear-splitting noise which has become the unofficial World Cup soundtrack. An iPhone application that mimics the blasting of the African trumpet, however, has been downloaded more than a million times.

Published Date: Jun 16, 2010 10:36 am | Updated Date: Jun 16, 2010 10:36 am