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  • 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.

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    Comments 40 Comments
    1. law111's Avatar
      law111 -
      Oh man! Hugh Hefner! Drama!

      Though really I think that their decision about having such an app isn't the best idea. To keep the iPhone without that, I would say would be better just because many people have an iPhone these days and even some of the younger age groups.
    1. rockjohn's Avatar
      rockjohn -
      hahhaha
    1. zanetran's Avatar
      zanetran -
      why playboy when you have internet.
    1. ShredNasty's Avatar
      ShredNasty -
      Quote Originally Posted by law111 View Post
      To keep the iPhone without that, I would say would be better just because many people have an iPhone these days and even some of the younger age groups.
      And? Let's make the world kid proof. Especially the interwebz. Steeeeve Jobs! **** YEAH! COMIN AGAIN TO SAVE THE ********* DAY, YEAH! In other news, congressman _________ (R) has been having an anal affair with his 19 year old male intern. <------KID PROOF!
    1. bblaser68's Avatar
      bblaser68 -
      You're going about this all wrong, Jobs. You want your way? Provide FW with secure parental controls and let people (& you) make their money. It would be feasible and you wont be throwing "currency flow" speed bumps in today's economy.
    1. Adorkable01's Avatar
      Adorkable01 -
      Hugh go to open appmrkt or cydia
    1. GellBrake'rrrr's Avatar
      GellBrake'rrrr -
      Quote Originally Posted by law111 View Post
      Oh man! Hugh Hefner! Drama! First post!

      Though really I think that their decision about having such an app isn't the best idea. To keep the iPhone without that, I would say would be better just because many people have an iPhone these days and even some of the younger age groups.

      WOW!!!!! First post huh???
      Want a pat on the back? A thumbs up???? Well then... Here you go buddy! 

      GREAT JOB!!!!

      We all sure hope you catch another one, so you can add it to your wall of plaques!

      And by the way.... Your quick post (which you hurried to make "1st"), should have at least been relevant. This was about the iPad app for playboy. NOT THE IPHONE.

      Please do us all a favor, and post something meaningful instead of trying to be first.
    1. piston597's Avatar
      piston597 -
      Hugh Hefner and Steve Jobs fight to the death winner takes all. Place your bets here folks.
    1. awesomeo4000's Avatar
      awesomeo4000 -
      What a champ. Hefner I mean.
    1. topless1967stang's Avatar
      topless1967stang -
      Steve doesn't like to see naked ladies. And he has never used an Apple computer to watch porn.

      If I had to chose, I'd rather be Hugh, than be like Steve.
      Actually, I'd rather be like Hugh, than be myself, haha.
    1. southfrisco's Avatar
      southfrisco -
      Hef, really? If you actually had balls you would not allow Playboy on the iPhone/iPad stores due to Apple censorship. Take a damn stand for something you old fool. But then again your company is struggling, you are trying to sell and you need to make a dime. Hef has really become a weak old doormat in his golden years.

      Yes he still has money and women (who are with him for his money and probably call him gramps behind his back) but his stance has wavered a great deal over the years. The guy is a joke in my eyes at this point.
    1. PWNsyst3m's Avatar
      PWNsyst3m -
      Quote Originally Posted by Adorkable01 View Post
      Hugh go to open appmrkt or cydia
      That would defiantly be a big middle finger to Steve. Lol.
      I think it would be awesome to see a company as big as Playboy to have a major release on cydia. It would open up some long awaited doors.
    1. Cowboy's Avatar
      Cowboy -
      Rofl
    1. plumoso's Avatar
      plumoso -
      Cydia is the answer open apps let's go hugh
    1. whereswaldo's Avatar
      whereswaldo -
      Whatever happened to "iPhone 4 Gets First Mature Video Service via FaceTime"?
    1. delusion950's Avatar
      delusion950 -
      Hugh and his bunnies are all over ahaha
    1. steve-z17's Avatar
      steve-z17 -
      If you don't like it Hugh go somewhere else, whining about it isn't going to do you any good. I think Jobs made the right decision as far as that stuff goes.
    1. Mes's Avatar
      Mes -
      It's ridiculous. Safari/Opera anyone!
    1. lightmaster's Avatar
      lightmaster -
      Quote Originally Posted by Michael Essany View Post
      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.
      Typo: "Hefner wanted the world to know".

      And Apple seriously needs to loosen up about what's allowed in the App Store. Taking out the nude pics kinda completely destroys the intent of the app.
    1. jasonleebob's Avatar
      jasonleebob -
      Just one more example of us i(whatever) owners not being able to do what we want with our idevices. Come on live in the times we are in Jobs. I don't even like Playboy but damn charge me hundreds of dollars for your product and then tell me what i can and cannot do with it. WTF? Playboy in my opinion is no where near pornographic anyway more like nude modeling. Hell you could go into a museum and see way more nudity, but there's an adult only sign above those exibits right?

      Whats next an iOS update that blocks all explicit content from being viewed in safari? Or no syncing pornographic material to your iTunes?