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  • Playboy App Not Changing Apple's Strict Content Policy


    The blogosphere has been buzzing this week with news of Playboy's forthcoming "uncensored" iPad app, in which current and archived content from the popular men's magazine will be made available to users of Apple's touchscreen tablet. But one critical piece of information has been absent in virtually all of the reports chronicling this development - a formal comment from Apple regarding its longstanding and strict content policy.

    Earlier this week, publisher Hugh Hefner tweeted: "Big news! Playboy -- both old & new -- will be available on iPad beginning in March." While the entire catalog will be available uncensored, no one initially knew if Apple had sanctioned the app or if a dedicated reader of sorts will be the mechanism by which Playboy magazine will be available on the iPad. It now appears that the archive alluded to will be displayed via a Web page - a clever way to skirt Apple's stringent app content restrictions.

    Consequently, at this time there is no evidence to suggest that a major overhaul of Apple's policy and App Licensing agreement is ahead. Could a tweak or an exception be made to the policy by Apple? In a heartbeat. But those who are reporting that Apple may be on the verge of ushering in the era of graphic adult material on the iPad have absolutely no basis for making this argument.

    On numerous occasions, Apple Chief Executive Steve Jobs has pointed to pornography as a major reason for the App Store approval process. In 2010, Jobs took a subtle jab at the "porn store" available via Google's Android mobile operating system. "That's a place we don't want to go, so we're not going to," Jobs said. And it's unlikely that's going to change, even as Jobs departs for yet another medical leave of absence.

    Source: Computerworld
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Playboy App Not Changing Apple's Strict Content Policy started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 32 Comments
    1. Dranon's Avatar
      Dranon -
      Yeah keep the porn apps off. and no I do not visit porn sites or naked girl sites. Thats like the old statistic that stated 95% of all men masterbate the other 5% are liers! Just because the perception of a majority does it does NOT mean everyone or most do!
    1. CX3NT3_713's Avatar
      CX3NT3_713 -
      LMAO @ all posts!!! It's just softcore p0rn!!! If anything?,, I only read the playboy adviser page!!!
    1. EskimoRuler's Avatar
      EskimoRuler -
      Quote Originally Posted by Snozberries View Post
      via a web page that no doubt requires the use of flash!! NO JB! No Laundry!
      well im sure that if they are coming out with playboy on the ipad, im sure they realized that they need to reformat it.
    1. Zokunei's Avatar
      Zokunei -
      Quote Originally Posted by endwaro View Post
      Zokunei. I know this is way of topic. But i noticed your operating system says: Slow Windows XP haha That made my day
      Well it's the truth
    1. steve-z17's Avatar
      steve-z17 -
      Quote Originally Posted by marnix1991 View Post
      wow serious ? you don't ever watch naked girls ? ***? no well let people do what they want i'm admitting i also am excited by this news i think people need to have the choice of what they want, and not dictated by someone else
      Lol I love that you just jump to the conclusion that I don't think ppl should have their own choice! I was simply agreeing with Zokunei's comment, it was funny and true. People can do whatever the hell they want to, it's their life, I could care less.
    1. Zokunei's Avatar
      Zokunei -
      Quote Originally Posted by Dranon View Post
      Yeah keep the porn apps off. and no I do not visit porn sites or naked girl sites. Thats like the old statistic that stated 95% of all men masterbate the other 5% are liers! Just because the perception of a majority does it does NOT mean everyone or most do!
      If the 95% is legit that's just really sad.
    1. GellBrake'rrrr's Avatar
      GellBrake'rrrr -
      Quote Originally Posted by obtrunco View Post
      That'll definitely make it difficult to clean the stains. Lol!!!!
      At least with the playboy app being on the iPad, there won't be any /pages/ stuck together ;-P
    1. PWNsyst3m's Avatar
      PWNsyst3m -
      Boobies!
    1. MetallicaFan1991's Avatar
      MetallicaFan1991 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Zokunei View Post
      That was sarcastic, right? I couldn't imagine anyone posting that seriously and keeping their dignity.
      What?
      Who doesn't want to look at naked hot chics?

      At least this way I wouldn't have to worry about my family finding Playboy magazines. I remember when I was a kid and hid some magazines in my room and was worried that my parents would find them whilst I was at school :P
    1. Zokunei's Avatar
      Zokunei -
      Quote Originally Posted by MetallicaFan1991 View Post
      What?
      Who doesn't want to look at naked hot chics?

      At least this way I wouldn't have to worry about my family finding Playboy magazines. I remember when I was a kid and hid some magazines in my room and was worried that my parents would find them whilst I was at school :P
      You seem way too desperate.

      Also I love the new sentiment that not looking up porn makes you a bad person.
    1. HappyMac's Avatar
      HappyMac -
      Quote Originally Posted by MetallicaFan1991 View Post
      What?
      Who doesn't want to look at naked hot chics?

      At least this way I wouldn't have to worry about my family finding Playboy magazines. I remember when I was a kid and hid some magazines in my room and was worried that my parents would find them whilst I was at school :P
      Remind me to never borrow an iPad from you. *poker face*
    1. jasvncnt10's Avatar
      jasvncnt10 -
      aww its just Playboy. Who ever said it is right, its not even porn anymore.