Apple Finally Comments On Its Purging of Sex Apps

Apple Finally Comments On Its Purging of Sex Apps

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Apple has finally issued some statements about the recent purge of sex related applications from the App Store.

Philip W. Schiller, head of worldwide product marketing at Apple, told the New York Times that over the last few weeks a small number of developers had been submitting “an increasing number of apps containing very objectionable content.”

“It came to the point where we were getting customer complaints from women who found the content getting too degrading and objectionable, as well as parents who were upset with what their kids were able to see,” Mr. Schiller said.

“We obviously care about developers, but in the end have to put the needs of the kids and parents"

With over 5000 applications already removed Apple has destroyed the livelihood of many developers. Fred Clarke, co-president of On the Go Girls said that as of Monday all 50 of his company’s applications were no longer available. “I’m shocked... We’re showing stuff that’s racier than the Disney Channel, but not by much. It’s very hard to go from making a good living to zero,” he said. “This goes farther than sexy content. For developers, how do you know you aren’t going to invest thousands into a business only to find out one day you’ve been cut off?”

Even worse, Apple seems to have a double standard when it comes to applications published by large corporations. Both the Sports Illustrated and Playboy applications are still alive and well on the App Store.

When asked about the Sports Illustrated app, Mr. Schiller said Apple took the source and intent of an app into consideration. “The difference is this is a well-known company with previously published material available broadly in a well-accepted format,” he said.

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Apple Finally Comments On Its Purging of Sex Apps
Dan23 - March 8, 2016 at 2:25am
i know this is an old article, is it still restricted?
Brandon - February 23, 2010 at 11:36am
its complete crap.... IF YOU HAVE SUCH A PROBLEM WITH IT THATS WHAT CONTENT FILTERS ARE FOR YA MOOKS!!! Dont delete it cuz some namby pamby bitchy lil girls are getting mad
kastr0 - February 23, 2010 at 8:35am
Welcome Cydia Store, goodbye App store.
rZ) - February 23, 2010 at 8:27am
Those complaining about girls in bikini apps are the worse perverts. I don\'t understand how developers still work knowing App Store ambiguous policies. I love apple products but dislike more and more their actions as a corporation...
ppfd - February 24, 2010 at 4:23pm
Heres an idea, be a responsible parent and don\'t buy your 11 year brat an iphone just because they want one like all the other pretentious little shits they go to school with,
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