Over 5,000 apps removed from Apple App Store

Over 5,000 apps removed from Apple App Store
As we reported the other day, Apple has come into Dodge clutching its trusty six shooter, promising to clean up the city. With new policies in place, the App Sheriff removed more than 5,000 apps that no longer meet the new rules. From now on, Apple will not allow any images of women or men wearing bikinis. Showing skin is not acceptable. No silhouettes that are suggestive. No sexual  connotations or innuendo. Anything that is sexually arousing will be banned and no apps will be allowed that even imply sexual content. This list came from the developer of Wobble iBoobs, one of the apps that was taken off the App Store just the other day, and reflects a conversation the developer of Wobble had with Apple. The App Store has a huge lead over other application stores like the Android Market and Windows Marketplace for Mobile. But if Apple starts to take this censoring thing too seriously, well, you just might find the other stores catching up fast.

source: Chillifresh

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27 Comments

1. omarc26

Posts: 360; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

wow that sucks good thing i have a droid i can watch all the porn i want ;-) thats why i hate apple they have too many restrictions thats why i returned my iphone after 4 days also cause at&t service was horrible

11. ILOVEtechnology unregistered

why would you use a phone to watch porn? that is the dumbest shit ever, so you can jerk off to a 3 1/2 in screen on a phone in the bathroom? haha!

13. omarc26

Posts: 360; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

yea im a very horny man!!!!!!!!!

18. Schmao

Posts: 365; Member since: Jul 05, 2009

You are pitiful

24. ILOVEtechnology unregistered

Do you go around every news article and criticize people, SCHMAO my friend, you're a HOMOsexual!

25. jhoots

Posts: 74; Member since: Jan 13, 2010

so i suppose you bring your 50inch flat screen into the bathroom when you jerk it then? be real!! this is awesome!! just for those quick 3 min releases haha you DONT love technology that much if you cant appreciate that!!

26. ILOVEtechnology unregistered

I love technology, but I rather have my pocket pussy! LMAO

27. jhoots

Posts: 74; Member since: Jan 13, 2010

Touché.... lol that would be a technological improvment.. LMAO

2. jrcrow79

Posts: 477; Member since: May 02, 2008

lol..Omar..if you wanna compare kid..good thing im happily married with kids..no need for porn on my anything device!..plus yer iphone device as you thought was horrible cause you gotta see the good in everything kid!

3. theGodpapa

Posts: 181; Member since: Dec 15, 2009

omar is right, open up the app store , dont restrict it, thats a major selling point for DROID.

5. BrokenImaege

Posts: 173; Member since: Jul 27, 2009

Google is starting to do the same thing. While Google is open, they still are starting to watch over things like this.

4. BrokenImaege

Posts: 173; Member since: Jul 27, 2009

I really don't think this is a bad thing. As much as I hate Apple, things like this need to be in place. For those XXX companies, they can still create apps, but provide them from their website. With more and more kids now having access to these market places, I am glad to see Apple and Google, yes Google is doing this too, stepping up to watch over our youth. I appluade this.

6. crd22

Posts: 77; Member since: Apr 15, 2008

Wow, Apple's really gotta chill out. These developers already paid you to get into your Store, so you're response is to remove their content after it was already accepted?? Pardon my French, but that's complete bullshit.

7. RORYREVOLUTION

Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

There's a big difference between porn and looking at pics of girls in bikinis. If they are banning that as well, yes they are going too far.

8. shimmyx20

Posts: 280; Member since: Mar 03, 2009

This is a bit ridiculous. The iPhone already has parental controls on it for iTunes and App Store content...what's the point in having those if they're just going to ban these types of apps anyways?

9. kbayer

Posts: 19; Member since: Feb 08, 2010

Apple is also going to remove themselves from the internet, as well as anything internet related, since as you know, you'll get an occasional glimpse of skin here and there as well. Following Apple's lead, Sears is removing bikini-clad mannequins from their stores for the same reason, and beaches here in Texas have banned beachgoers altogether. I think Sports Illustrated has even begun pulling their swimsuit issues from WalMarts, but it's unsure as to who sparked that move. By the way, I just made all this stuff up, but there is a very grey line here, and it's going to be interesting to see just how far and wide it gets drawn, as everyone has their own degree of acceptance regarding what should and should not be allowed. Seeing 2 men french-kiss last year on "ABC Family", for me, was ridiculous, sick and revolting. But then again, it's Apple's business, Apple's call. Good thing is that it's not the government or some other censoring agency that's stepping into the business of other's and demanding compliance...

10. scottmbolt unregistered

APPLE = SUCKS Android is where its at people!

12. ILOVEtechnology unregistered

YOUR MOM=SUCKS YOUR MOM= is where its at!

14. Kiltlifter

Posts: 742; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

LOL! Your comment is HIGH-LARIOUS! But seriously, I understand why apple restricts the app store, security is where it is at, most of the time "adult" apps contain viruses and security threats to the device and the network they run on. The sad thing is they take it too far. I wonder if Adobe's SDK for iPhone app development (to allow Flash enabled apps) will be blocked by Apple as Adobe, Google, and Steve Jobs keep battling it out. I am sure that other Apple executives are just fine with Flash, but the all mighty elected idol of the Mactivist world says so, so his word is law in the Mac community.

15. omarc26

Posts: 360; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

lol i gave u +1 cause u made me laugh ur a genius

21. scottmbolt unregistered

You jack asses think "your mom" jokes are still cool? You simple minded idiots.

22. ILOVEtechnology unregistered

Don't hate fag, You voiced your opinion about Apple. Now I am voicing my opinion about you and your mom. YOU and YOUR MOM=Suck get back to the street corner Scott, I think I hear your pimp calling! (Scott walking with zebra jeans and fishnet top)

16. zr1vette

Posts: 26; Member since: Aug 22, 2009

i hate the iphone with a passion,but with that being said i think apple is really screwing up here removing these apps. The porn apps being i can understand but banning apps that just show women in bikinis? Really apple?really? big brother is watching... But then again its not like you cant look this stuff up for free with the browser...

17. ILOVEtechnology unregistered

This has to be the dumbest comment ever! I am going to give you TWO FUCKING THUMBS DOWN!

19. Schmao

Posts: 365; Member since: Jul 05, 2009

I am going to give YOU TWO FUZZING THUMBS DOWN!

23. ILOVEtechnology unregistered

and I am going to give you ONE middle finger!

20. Schmao

Posts: 365; Member since: Jul 05, 2009

Censored is a good thing, but certain restrictions are just unnecessary

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