Hugh Hefner Takes Aim at Steve Jobs Over Censored iPad App
It seems like there's a lot of "naughty" news surrounding Apple to kick off the weekend. An interesting juxtaposition of headlines, for sure, is that shortly before a web-based company announced the first mature video service to utilize the iPhone 4's FaceTime feature, Hugh Hefner took aim at Apple CEO Steve Jobs on Twitter for apparently being too uptight about what's allowed in the App Store.
As it turns out, Hefner wanted to world to know two things: first, that the iPad Playboy app was now officially available for $5 in the iPad App Store. And, second, that he wasn't exactly thrilled with Apple's decision to pretty much make the Playboy app in question less "mature" than Hef would have preferred. "Playboy will be available on iPad without the Playmates," Hefner tweeted. "Steve Jobs has a thing about nudity."
While Hefner may be displeased with the aggressive censoring of his publication on the iPad, few others are surprised by Apple's decision to enforce the company's well-known and well-documented strict policies governing the availability of content that raises eyebrows in any significant way. As a result, the Playmates who are featured will be limited to head and shoulders pics with no images that are for adult eyes only.
In other words, if you read Playboy just for the articles, you literally have nothing to worry about.