iTunes Russia launches with porn instead of foreign films

Apple’s iTunes store launched in Russia and 55 more countries yesterday and this was huge news for local artists, but the launch was not without its flaws. The biggest one? When launching iTunes in Russia, Apple allegedly used the placeholder link xxx.xxx which turned out to be a quite real... porn site!

The porn bomb blew in the Russian iTunes “more films in different languages” section, where a giant banner of an “escort” service popped up and within minutes users on Twitter started posting pictures of the ‘new’ Russian iTunes.

The store was down for a while and now the issue seems to be fixed, bringing back movies like Amelie instead of escort services.

source: iPhone.ru

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26 Comments

1. redmd

Posts: 1926; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

naughty Apple. but this is kinda funny haha

2. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

o my.....yikes! loooool

3. Lawliet

Posts: 160; Member since: Jul 02, 2012

In Russia, porn looks for YOU !

13. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

Yakoff?

4. wendygarett unregistered

Now I really wanna learn to speak Russian :)

6. flower99

Posts: 54; Member since: Nov 18, 2012

MAREEP!!!

9. MeoCao unregistered

Russia is a dangerous place for girls Wendy

18. serious9010

Posts: 254; Member since: Jul 20, 2012

Not a girl. She's a mareep.

5. bluescreen

Posts: 154; Member since: Nov 22, 2012

escorts and apple go hand in hand...all they care about is getting your money....as far as the hot chicks go just google for skinny blonde and you get millions of pics for free so why pay!

7. Piyush91 unregistered

niko belic would be glad...

8. vangough

Posts: 2; Member since: Dec 06, 2012

Worlds first, most amazing...Pronovolution! iPorn

12. Akfred

Posts: 76; Member since: Nov 08, 2012

Hahahahahaha. It so funny. Indeed world first AKA iporn. Lol

19. cncrim

Posts: 1586; Member since: Aug 15, 2011

LMAO +1.

20. phil2n

Posts: 519; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

ROFL... +100000 for that

10. androidrocks

Posts: 62; Member since: Apr 14, 2012

you are watching it wrong

11. jobjobjob

Posts: 3; Member since: Dec 06, 2012

catholic.org/national/national_story.php?id=36589 Steve Jobs says 'No Porn' for iPhone and iPad Apps " (W)e do believe we have a moral responsibility to keep porn off the iPhone...You know, there's a porn store for Android....You can download nothing but porn. You can download porn, your kids can download porn. That's a place we don't want to go - so we're not going to go there". (Steve Jobs) I guess, Cook really change apple.

14. BigBoss10

Posts: 279; Member since: Aug 31, 2012

APPLE PORN INDUSTRY HAHAHA :D

15. Thephonegeek

Posts: 118; Member since: Nov 22, 2012

That's a Naughty apple. Now I must go to russia but first i will go to xxx.xxx

16. garz_pa

Posts: 154; Member since: Nov 03, 2011

Apple found a way to give Russians extra heat from the infamous Russian cold.

17. rms.max

Posts: 95; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

iPORN

21. phil2n

Posts: 519; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

Don't tell me its Patented?

25. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

had to thumbs u up for that one...lol

22. TangTung

Posts: 6; Member since: Aug 03, 2012

Why bother? Porn is everywhere you look

23. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Damn it wish I live in RUSSIA this will probably my only reason to buy a iPhone TO WATCH PORN PORN PORN PORN PORN. But what bout the U.S.?

24. MC1123

Posts: 1256; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

lol.... WTH is that!!!

26. Reluctant_Human

Posts: 913; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

They finally made iTunes awesome!

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