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Apple Keeps the App Store Out of the Red Light District

Apple plans to keep App Store content on the straight and narrow, which means applications like Hottest Girls aren't welcome. The iPhone and iPod touch app displays photos of scantily clad models, but disappeared from the App Store shortly after its models dropped their tops.

Apple was OK with the application when the models were dressed in skimpy bikinis and lingerie, but drew the line when the models switched to their birthday suits.

Apple told CNN that it "will not distribute applications that contain inappropriate content, such as pornography. The developer of this application added inappropriate content directly from their server after the application had been approved and distributed, and after the developer had subsequently been asked to remove some offensive content."

The company added "This was a direct violation of the terms of the iPhone Developer Program. The application is no longer available on the App Store."

The message Apple seems to be sending to developers by yanking Hottest Girls is that they need to keep their apps PG-13 -- NC-17 is right out.

While some App Store shoppers are lauding Apple for keeping Hottest Girl and similar apps out of the store, others see the move as an attempt for the company to impose prudish standards on adults that are capable deciding which body parts they look at. Ultimately, it appears that the policy of keeping naughty bits out of the App Store will remain a controversial topic for users that want to see a little as well as those that are trying to cover them up.

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Lee Dronick said:

I suppose some people are not skilled enough to add such images to their iPhone’s photo album

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rpaege said:

Violence is okay, just keep those dirty, evil topless women away!  American values are so perverse it’s actually pretty disgusting.

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Lee Dronick said:

Violence is okay, just keep those dirty, evil topless women away!† American values are so perverse itís actually pretty disgusting.

We can “kill” numerous “birds” with one app. Program the AC-130 app to strafe a nude beach.

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James said:

No kidding, Sir Harry. I know that’s your rapier wit talking, but I have a friend that didn’t know they could turn the ringer on their iPhone off after using it for six months. Also, they had been doing everything over the air, they didn’t know the power plug comes off and they could connect to their computer and use iTunes. Some people ARE that dumb, and with the in-store activations, they never see half the stuff their iPhone can do (I’m pretty sure some of them are tech analysts). But I’m a good friend, I didn’t laugh. wink

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graxspoo said:

Someone should tell Apple that Safari can also be used to view images of topless women. This dangerous application needs to be removed ASAP!

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c260 said:

graxspoo: Safari is just a portal. It’s not Apple supplying the material. When it comes to the App Store, it’s Apple responsibility, since everything is on their servers and uses their bandwidth. Steve jobs said when he announced the App store last year that there will be no adult-only content. They’re just being true to their word.

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graxspoo said:

c260: Actually, I think this app wasn’t pulling the actual images from the Apple servers. You could think of it as a specially configured web browser that caches images and pulls them from a pre-determined FTP site. So, its not a bandwidth issue. But, I agree with your larger point. Apple is sticking by what they said. However, that doesn’t mean that I can’t find what they said to be ridiculous and worthy of being lampooned.

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