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Apple Bans "Sexy" iPhone Apps

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Posted February 22, 2010 - By Stephen Johnson

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Titillating iPhone applications are generally pretty gross. There's a time and a place for everything, and IMO your phone isn't the place, and riding the bus isn't the time. But I don't think they should be banned. Sadly, I'm not in charge of Apple, because Jobs and Co. are reportedly pulling a ton of applications from iTunes for being too sexy. Mind you, we're not talking hardcore porn here. We're talking apps that featured swimsuit models and the like.

The creator of the Wobble application (a genius-program that adds jiggling functionality to otherwise static images) spoke to Apple, and says they told him the new rules are as follows:


1. No images of women in bikinis (Ice skating tights are not OK either)

2. No images of men in bikinis! (I didn’t ask about Ice Skating tights for men)

3. No skin (he seriously said this) (I asked if a Burqa was OK, and the Apple guy got angry)

4. No silhouettes that indicate that Wobble can be used for wobbling boobs (yes – I am serious...)

5. No sexual connotations or innuendo: boobs, babes, booty, sex – all banned

6. Nothing that can be sexually arousing!! (... those puritanical guys at Apple must get off on pretty mundane things to find Wobble “overtly sexual!")

7. No apps will be approved that in any way imply sexual content (not sure how Playboy is still in the store, but …)

The iPhone and iPod touch already have pretty robust parental controls, so I'm not sure why Apple would make this decision, but welcome to the Brave New World, where the manufacturers of entertainment/information platforms make arbitrary decisions about what content you're mature enough to view. 

God knows what evil would happen if I were to look at a hot chick in skater-tights on my iPhone... and what about our nation's beloved beach volleyball players? Can I not look at Misty May on my iPhone? What is the world coming to??

Source: Tech Crunch

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