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Playboy Heading For iPad Next Week

Posted in iPad, News on 11/05/2011 by Michael Roberts

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Last week Mr. Hefner got on his Twitter account to inform of Playboys arrival on the iPad to which we are still waiting for a response from Mr. Jobs. Will Steve make any comment because after all he did ban porn from the App Store. Perhaps this is because this isn’t an App Store app, but a workaround they have done by creating a web app. You do have to question the validity of such a ban on Playboy after all, you can already go and find nudity on any apple device for free across the web, so surely those people who want to pay for a subscription to the magazine are doing so for more reasons than the obvious.

No doubt Apple will have something to say on the subject at some point, so our ears are to the ground on that one.



  • http://twitter.com/cyberb0b Bob Autrey

    I don’t get why people have an issue with Apple trying to keep porn out of the App store. This is not censorship as has been argued. If I owned a convenience store, and chose not to stock and sell dirty magazines, that’s my choice as the proprietor.

    The App Store would be a horrible mess having to sort through the nastiness of icons and titles that you know would show up. I would not view Playboy as porn, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t people that do. The bottom line is, Apple has a right not to carry these types of apps and services in there store. They can’t control the web, but they should have the freedom to decide what to sell and not.

  • http://twitter.com/cyberb0b Bob Autrey

    I don’t get why people have an issue with Apple trying to keep porn out of the App store. This is not censorship as has been argued. If I owned a convenience store, and chose not to stock and sell dirty magazines, that’s my choice as the proprietor.

    The App Store would be a horrible mess having to sort through the nastiness of icons and titles that you know would show up. I would not view Playboy as porn, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t people that do. The bottom line is, Apple has a right not to carry these types of apps and services in there store. They can’t control the web, but they should have the freedom to decide what to sell and not.

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Michael's first foray into Apple was like many, with an early gen iPod. Since then he has owned all versions of the iPhone, a MacBook, Macbook Pro, 21" iMac, iPad, iPad 2 and now runs a 27" iMac i5. He is a tech guy of all sorts owning all current gen consoles and many other gadgets to boot, however he prefers to spend his time scouring the land of Mac for news and reviews when he isn't making digital music with his Mac. Follow him on Twitter @micky_moose