who uses an iPhone and has perused the most popular apps on the free
side of the App Store has likely noticed that many of them most
popular apps are adult in nature. For a long time Apple would not
allow adult or pornographic apps onto the App Store, but it relaxed
that policy over the last several months.The Wall
Street Journal reports
that Apple has begun enforcing
a more strict policy on adult apps than it has previously
according to a person familiar with the matter. Apple has reportedly
already removed the raciest of the adult oriented apps from the App
Store. Two of the apps that have been removed include one that
animates parts of women in photos and one for fans of a porn
star.Apple said in a statement, "If we find these apps
contain inappropriate material, we remove them and request the
developer make any necessary changes in order to be distributed by
4,000 adult-themed apps were removed on Friday alone by Apple.
even deeper into the removals claiming that Apple's new
restrictions ban “Images of women in bikinis” and that “No apps
will be approved that in any way imply sexual content”.The
App Store clean up is thought to be part of housekeeping ahead of the
launch of the iPad. Apps for the iPad and iPhone will operate on
either platform and are expected to be a big part of the success of
the iPad when it launches.
has previously sparked controversy for approving the baby
shaker app only to come back and remove it after complaints.
quote: Apple once again limits consumer choice and we're supposed to be happy about it. Thanks Apple for making decisions for me.