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Apple working on a category for applications with explicit content?

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Apple working on a category for applications with explicit content?
Apple has been severely criticized for removing all applications with explicit sexual content from the App Store about a week ago. A number of customers and developers, however,  raised their voice against the censorship of the manufacturer, not to mention that certain and definitely more popular companies like Sports Illustrated had been spared the dire fate. It seems, however, that Apple is working on a solution to appease all parties of the dispute.

A category named "Explicit" appeared for a short time at iTunes Connect, the developer´s portal, where applications are submitted for official approval by Apple before they can be published at the App Store. Recombu took a snapshot showing the new category as evidence, although the website later reported the category had been removed. Probably the guys at Apple still do not feel like announcing the news and tried to cover their tracks, even if with a slight delay. Still, it seems there is hope that the company will eventually activate the category dedicated to software with explicit content and perhaps, deploy some kind of parental control system along with it in order to prevent kids from accessing the programs, which looks like a much better option than imposing total censorship across the board.

source: SlashGear via Recombu

Apple working on a category for applications with explicit content?

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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:45

1. rwolf1984 (Posts: 518; Member since: 06 Jun 2009)


Yes thank you Steve Jobs for putting Tig Ol bitties on the iPhone!!

posted on 25 Feb 2010, 11:20

2. scottmbolt (unregistered)


Awww... little Apple has to create a category for the "adult" iPhone users. God forbid Phone subscribers, who need to be at least 18 years old, have good enough credit, and possibly some type of collateral, be able to access "adult" content on a phone. I don't have any of these type of apps on my Android phone, but seriously, to each their own. If some dude wants to wiggle some titties, they should be allowed to.

posted on 25 Feb 2010, 11:35

3. biggles (Posts: 212; Member since: 15 Oct 2009)


Well, women (adults, I assume) were listed among those filing a complaint about the content simply being in the store. I mean, COME ON. It's one thing to dislike or disapprove of something, it's another to go on a rampage and demand it be wiped out entirely. I think the last time someone went to that extreme, it led to WWII. I get the parent complaints, though how about doing a little parenting and implementing control on the account, but nobody is pushing titty calendar apps directly to the phones. Hey, I'm getting a little sick and tired of the fart apps. Maybe I should complain...or would that drop the app store content in half and kill Apple's stronghold?

posted on 25 Feb 2010, 12:22

4. jrg11 (Posts: 65; Member since: 12 Jun 2009)


Wow, going with the old, app store rules = holocaust analogy huh?

posted on 25 Feb 2010, 22:44

5. ILOVEtechnology (unregistered)


This is so dumb of apple, I don't believe this should happen. Why in the hell do you want to watch and download porn from apple. Why would u want to watch porn on a iphone or touch? I am 26 and I love porn but I don't want that kind of stuff in the app store.

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