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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. Zokunei's Avatar
      Zokunei -
      Well of course it wasn't going to be on the App Store.
    1. Snozberries's Avatar
      Snozberries -
      via a web page that no doubt requires the use of flash!! NO JB! No Laundry!
    1. ty22's Avatar
      ty22 -
      Haha. When did they start making playpads?
    1. steve-z17's Avatar
      steve-z17 -
      Good choice Jobs, the App Store doesn't need that stuff.
    1. Zokunei's Avatar
      Zokunei -
      Quote Originally Posted by Snozberries View Post
      via a web page that no doubt requires the use of flash!! NO JB! No Laundry!
      What about HTM… never mind, you sound like you want to use the site.
    1. MetallicaFan1991's Avatar
      MetallicaFan1991 -
      Aww dude that is sweet, I've ALWAYS wanted Playboy magazines but I didn't know where to hide them >_<

      So this isn't a app but through Safari? I don't think Apple would have allowed a app that shows hot naked chics. I for one may get an iPad 2nd gen and one of the first things I will do is check out Playboy.
    1. Zokunei's Avatar
      Zokunei -
      Quote Originally Posted by MetallicaFan1991 View Post
      Aww dude that is sweet, I've ALWAYS wanted Playboy magazines but I didn't know where to hide them

      So this isn't a app but through Safari? I don't think Apple would have allowed a app that shows hot naked chics. I for one may get an iPad 2nd gen and one of the first things I will do is check out Playboy.
      That was sarcastic, right? I couldn't imagine anyone posting that seriously and keeping their dignity.
    1. steve-z17's Avatar
      steve-z17 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Zokunei View Post
      That was sarcastic, right? I couldn't imagine anyone posting that and keeping their dignity.
      Lol, agreed!
    1. marnix1991's Avatar
      marnix1991 -
      Quote Originally Posted by steve-z17 View Post
      Lol, agreed!
      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
    1. quaz444's Avatar
      quaz444 -
      I strongly hope this is not a consequence of Job's illness,
      If that's the case, u can imagine what will happen after him
    1. vantheman169's Avatar
      vantheman169 -
      Ya i dont see anything wrong with it, you can go to a porn site just as easy, and if you say you dont, or never have your lying. Most of them support HTML5 so no need for flash.
    1. SirZyrion's Avatar
      SirZyrion -
      Does Playboy even actually QUALIFY as porn anymore with all the other mags out there that are more explicit? I stopped reading Playboy for the chicks and started reading it for the articles back in the '90s! And let's be honest: the majority of Playboy's readers are most likely women these days. Just sayin'...
    1. Nickaroni22's Avatar
      Nickaroni22 -
      Essany 1000th post!!! People are always looking for a loop hole. Steve will have to make a quick return to seal up this hole. Lol
    1. vantheman169's Avatar
      vantheman169 -
      i would not qualify it as porn. Who the hell even buys playboy.
    1. Zokunei's Avatar
      Zokunei -
      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
      I'm not saying I want to live in a world where you can't, I'm just saying I can't see why someone would admit to being excited.
    1. Zokunei's Avatar
      Zokunei -
      Quote Originally Posted by vantheman169 View Post
      Ya i dont see anything wrong with it, you can go to a porn site just as easy, and if you say you dont, or never have your lying. Most of them support HTML5 so no need for flash.
      I'm not lying when I say that, but think what you will.
    1. endwaro's Avatar
      endwaro -
      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
      The problem with porn apps is they will ******* become a virus!!!! They will be everywhere!!!! Remember when apple allowed those stupid apps with bikini girls? Those apps were garbage!!!! It was better to go to a website and look that stuff up. I just dont want to go looking for an app and then there 2 games and 10 porn apps. No pls. You want to see that go to safari or pc,mac and browse it. Still if you dont want to go to your home computer then look for a website that supports HTML5. You dont need flash to see your perverted content
    1. deathbybunnies6's Avatar
      deathbybunnies6 -
      i would buy that iPad
    1. endwaro's Avatar
      endwaro -
      Zokunei. I know this is way of topic. But i noticed your operating system says: Slow Windows XP haha That made my day

      Quote Originally Posted by deathbybunnies6 View Post
      i would buy that iPad
      Yeah me 2 just for the logo.
    1. obtrunco's Avatar
      obtrunco -
      Quote Originally Posted by ty22 View Post
      Haha. When did they start making playpads?
      That'll definitely make it difficult to clean the stains. Lol!!!!