Adult IPhone Apps Approved for the First Time, Then Yanked
Censorship at Apple's App Store may finally be letting up
It took the Baby Boom generation to revolutionize America's views on sexuality, and it looks like it took three iPhone generations to accomplish a similar transformation. In what some are hailing as the end of Apple App Store censorship, Apple has allowed a vibrator app and a pornographic app to enter the holy ground of its App Store.
Previous apps had offered softer content, showing somewhat provocative pictures of models in swimsuits. The new app, though is the first to show nudity. It definitely falls under the NSFW category.
The app is rate 17+ for "frequent/intense sexual content or nudity" and "frequent/intense mature/suggestive theme". According to the developer, "We uploaded nude topless pics today. This is the first app to have nudity."
Apple decided to tolerate the new apps, reportedly, due to the new parental controls in the iPhone OS v3.0. With the entrance of such apps into the App Store, many are predicting that Apple's censorship of such "offensive" adult applications such as the Me-So-Holy app and the South Park app will be forced to end.
Update 1 (Thu Jun 25, 1:23 PM): It appears that Apple may have reversed its decision after the wave of popularity, though no official word has come yet. The app is currently not available in the app store, according to users.
Update 2 (Thu Jun 25, 1:30 PM): The developer's webpage states that the App wasn't whacked by Apple, but rather was temporarily taken down as the overwhelming popularity placing too much strain on the image server. They promise the app will pop back up soon, complete with nudity.
[via Daily Tech]
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