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Censorship Iphone Apple Your Rights Online

Apple Bans Sexy Apps, Developers Upset 492

Posted by Soulskill
from the always-seems-to-matter-when-dollars-are-at-stake dept.
An anonymous reader writes "Apple is now removing many risque applications from its App Store so as not to 'scare off potential customers.' The removed applications, including SlideHer and Dirty Fingers, allowed people to see scantily clad women. Although they were once approved by Apple, even reaching the 'most downloaded' lists, Apple removed them after getting complaints that they were degrading to women. That said, the Sports Illustrated application is still available for those who want scantily clad women on their iPhone, and developers are up in arms over the perceived inconsistency. It's sure a good thing for those worried parents that they don't have any kind of web browser on there. On the internet, you're never more than one click away from something horrible." Some are speculating that this is a ploy from Apple to drum up interest in the iPad from educators.
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Apple Bans Sexy Apps, Developers Upset

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  • by grub (11606) <> on Tuesday February 23, 2010 @01:24PM (#31246462) Homepage Journal

    Apple Bans Sexy Apps, Developers Upset


    Damn.... here I was just about to submit v1.00 of VirtualCunt.

  • Re:Awwwwww (Score:5, Funny)

    by Monkeedude1212 (1560403) on Tuesday February 23, 2010 @01:36PM (#31246680) Journal


    Do you know what that dot is up there? Thats a tiny animated gif playing the worlds smallest violin.

  • Re:Ugh (Score:5, Funny)

    by Monkeedude1212 (1560403) on Tuesday February 23, 2010 @01:38PM (#31246732) Journal

    Yep, Apple's got a good reason for everything that it does, and its reason is placing consumers and developers first!

    What they didn't tell you is that its a 0 indexed Array, where Apple's Revenue takes up the 0 slot.

  • by girlintraining (1395911) on Tuesday February 23, 2010 @01:41PM (#31246798)

    On the internet, you're never more than one click away from something horrible.

    Hmmm.. "Read More..." *click*

    Aww, crap.

  • by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday February 23, 2010 @01:46PM (#31246872)


  • by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday February 23, 2010 @01:47PM (#31246902)
    The real reason is because all naughty apps feature women, and Apple don't want to alienate their rabidly male homosexual userbase.
  • by Nadaka (224565) on Tuesday February 23, 2010 @01:49PM (#31246932)

    ...I'm wondering why it's possible to order the bottom of the bikini w/o the top? What good's a swimsuit with no top?...

    It is for the locations that are free enough to allow topless beaches, but puritanical enough to not allow nude beaches.

  • Burqa? (Score:5, Funny)

    by mosb1000 (710161) <> on Tuesday February 23, 2010 @02:07PM (#31247228)

    I love the quote from the CNN [] article:

    3. No skin (he seriously said this) (I asked if a Burqa was OK, and the Apple guy got angry)

  • by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday February 23, 2010 @02:13PM (#31247348)

    Apple Bans Sexy Apps, Developers Upset


    Damn.... here I was just about to submit v1.00 of VirtualCunt. .

    I'm not sure why anyone would want to play a game where they pretend to date my Ex.

  • by Moraelin (679338) on Tuesday February 23, 2010 @02:19PM (#31247446) Journal

    Well, I decided to be scientific about it, and try to beat off to a gun, a reality TV show, Billy Graham, muscle cars and naked pictures of women. I'd say that the women win hands down.

    I'm trying to be even more scientific and do a double blind study, but so far everyone I've asked to get blindfolded and masturbate has looked at me funny and even threatened to sue. ;)

  • by spun (1352) <loverevolutionary AT yahoo DOT com> on Tuesday February 23, 2010 @02:23PM (#31247512) Journal

    Most men consume porn. Most boys should not.

    I disagree, porn is for boys, not men. No man would escape into fantasy land to gain sexual satisfaction, because that is a boyish thing to do. Of course, not all boys are under 18. Is seems there are very few real men in the world.

    Also, it's nice to say that boys should not consume porn, but everyone knows that all boys have access to it. That's why I have such a huge problem with this kind of censorship. It does nothing to solve the real problem. It just gives parents an excuse to believe there may not be a problem, when there clearly is one.

    That is utter bullshit, I can only assume that your wife reads what you post here. Good luck with that.

  • by MindlessAutomata (1282944) on Tuesday February 23, 2010 @02:37PM (#31247778)

    I've always been a PC at heart.

    Not like the rest, the others. Everyone around me. I was at odds with my society and knew it early since birth. Unlike them, I did not "Think Different!"--the mantra of the Macs around me, the phrase on all the billboards in the city that served as a reminder to its citizenry. Sameness pervaded the essence of my being and no amount of self-conditioning I did could change that. Eventually, I gave up and isolated myself emotionally from society.

    I gaze at the faces going by, the white earphones contrasting their black turtlenecks, connecting their ears to their pockets, their blank faces engrossed in hip Indie rock music and various garage bands. I envied them for their perfection against my flaws and my compulsive nature to expand, to burden my life with troubles instead of remaining, like them, simple and easy to deal with. The grandest of virtues, simplicity... the philosophy by our loyal benefactor Steve Jobs, who descended from the heavens, creating the Earth, the iron, the wind and the rain. Steve Jobs, who defined the parameters of existence, the one who set about the patterns of reality, the constants, the variables. He who made gravity, electromagnetic energy, and shaped atomic structures and brought forth motion. From these things, he crafted the elements, processed them, refined them, and from these things engineered Apple products through the purity of his mind. Each Apple product was individually crafted by his own hands with the programming code used to run each device having being compiled in his brain and uploaded to each device telepathically, breathing life and perfection into each and every unit.

    Except, it seems, for me, for I was not among the many. I was a PC. They were Macs. I've always been a cold, stiff person. I got by, disguising myself by keeping my non-Ipod music player safely out of sight, which I use because of my depraved nature demanding more functionality than the simple and easy-to-use Ipods have to offer.. In the safety of my own home, behind locked doors, I ran a Forbidden, a contraband computer from more depraved, earlier days that was not given the love and blessing of being birthed by Steve Jobs. I dual booted, out of the great sin of curiosity-- curiosity, a shameful value of a PC, as curiosity has no place where simplicity matters most--using two of the great unutterable blasphemies-- something called "Windows Vista" and something else called "Linux." Although, as I mentioned before, although my tendency to be a PC and towards conformity has always been inherent to me, I was truly transformed when I found these old things in a hidden cache of computer parts predating The Purging. Perhaps the greatest sin of all, the single evil that, if discovered, would damn me forever, was the fact that my mouse had more than one button.

    As I walk among the Macs on the streets, passing the Starbuckses as I went along, I wondered how it all came to this. I glanced at The Holy Marks on the foreheads as the people wandered down the streets, the Bitten Apple tattooed on all our of us at birth, and wondered if, perhaps, there could be something more to life. But again, this was a PC's thought, and not, like everyone elses', a Mac's. We were to hold ourselves to the philosophy of Steve Jobs--so as his products were designed for idiots, so too were we to be idiots. But I was not a Mac--I was not an idiot. I was simply too complicated to be a worthwhile person.

    Nature called. I found a nearby public iPoo--squeaky clean and sparkly white, things weren't all bad--and let myself go, expelling the waste that had accumulated inside me. After relieving myself and committing the overly-complicated and thus illegal act of wiping my ass (I did not flush as iPoos, designed to be idiot-proof, did not flush) I left and once again wandered the streets aimlessly, hoping to find some meaning in a world where I simply did not belong, a world where if my true nature was discovered, I would be endlessly persecuted by smug, self-righteous sons of bitches.

  • by computational super (740265) on Tuesday February 23, 2010 @03:48PM (#31249088)
    You may have fooled the DMV into checking the "M" box on your driver's license application, but I've looked back through your comments. You're definitely a woman.
  • by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday February 23, 2010 @03:48PM (#31249096)
    Think about how great she would have been if you could have simply shut her off at any time.
  • by syousef (465911) on Tuesday February 23, 2010 @03:52PM (#31249172) Journal

    The only people up in arms are sleazy dudes out to make a quick buck off of someone else's boobies. They've had their day and nothing of value has been lost.

    First they came for the emulators, and I said nothing because I had not written an emulator.
    Then they came for the boobies and I said nothing because I was a puritanical closet pervert.

  • by Mister Whirly (964219) on Tuesday February 23, 2010 @04:15PM (#31249560) Homepage
    As an Apple app store consumer I will say that these business and productivity apps are basically unwanted spam to me. They make the app store less appealing to use since they clutter the place up. They make it really hard for me to find my boobie apps.
  • by Duradin (1261418) on Tuesday February 23, 2010 @04:17PM (#31249596)

    "Oh, well if YOU don't want the app then clearly no one ever would and Apple is right to remove it."

    Good that we have that cleared up then.

    I've also contacted your friendly neighborhood totally legitimate upstanding businessmen as I don't like you so no one else does and they will be right over to remove you.

  • by Tetsujin (103070) on Tuesday February 23, 2010 @05:59PM (#31251254) Homepage Journal

    Apple removed them after getting complaints that they were degrading to women.

    How exactly is this degrading to women?

    Well, generally speaking, Apple is extremely degrading to women. A lot of people have been talking about how the iPad sounds like a feminine product, but few people seem to remember this quote from Steve Jobs' iPad keynote:

    "And remember to keep the iPad away from your bitch when she's on the rag. You don't want her to bleed on it."

    The Cupertino campus also briefly instituted "shirts-off Fridays" and, when I visited in 2000, at the end of their tour they handed out nude photos of their female workers.

    So I can certainly see how someone would say Apple was degrading to women.

  • by mgblst (80109) on Tuesday February 23, 2010 @06:17PM (#31251558) Homepage

    Hmmm... looking at this site, I'm wondering why it's possible to order the bottom of the bikini w/o the top? What good's a swimsuit with no top?

    Shut the fuck up moron!!!!

The perversity of nature is nowhere better demonstrated by the fact that, when exposed to the same atmosphere, bread becomes hard while crackers become soft.