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Apple Cuts 5,000 Sexy Apps (But Playboy Stays)

Apple has made a huge splash with its decision to delete a rumored 5,000 applications from the App Store. However, this wouldn't be an App Store story without some kind of inconsistent action on Apple's part; the App Store approval process has gained notoriety for approving some applications, while denying other perfectly acceptable apps.

In keeping with this tradition, it would appear Apple's decision to delete thousands of applications for their "overtly sexual content" does not extend to the Playboy application. The developer of an app called Wobble, ChilliFresh, claims to have spoken with Apple and says the following are the 'new rules' for submitting apps:

1. No images of women in bikinis (Ice skating tights are not OK either)

5. No sexual connotations or innuendo: boobs, babes, booty, sex – all banned

6. Nothing that can be sexually arousing!! (I doubt many people could get aroused with the pic above but those puritanical guys at Apple must get off on pretty mundane things to find Wobble “overtly sexual!)

7. No apps will be approved that in any way imply sexual content (not sure how Playboy is still in the store, but …)

Apple has yet to make a statement about the removal of these applications from the App Store. We'll update if and when they do.  

  • badaxe2
    And that's Apple for you folks, paying more for less!
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  • victomofreality
    Meh this just means they're giving other smart phones a chance to pick up the smut apps and all the adults that want the freedom to do what they want with a several hundred dollar piece of technology.
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  • JohnnyLucky
    Is this a matter of censorship, control, or good taste? Is Apple thinking about children using the apps? Inquiring minds want to know.
    I don't use any Apple products so it does not affect me.
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  • 10tacle
    I thought this was some sort of joke at first. Who the hell is running App Store these days, the Taliban?
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  • ravewulf
    iFail, iCensor, and iPuritanicalViews at work again
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  • ominous prime
    I wonder when they'll restrict the browser on the iPhone. Why did I buy an iPhone? ::sigh:: At least I can play pocket god to get my arousal on.
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  • Ambictus
    ominous primeI wonder when they'll restrict the browser on the iPhone. Why did I buy an iPhone? ::sigh:: At least I can play pocket god to get my arousal on.
    Wait... so you bought your iPhone for sexual arousal? :-\
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  • enderwiggen
    ominous primeI wonder when they'll restrict the browser on the iPhone. Why did I buy an iPhone? ::sigh:: At least I can play pocket god to get my arousal on.
    They already restrict the browser with no flash content.
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  • buckcm
    I thought I was going get all these apps in high def on my new iPad!
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  • SneakySnake
    the phone still vibrates, wouldn't that be arousing ???? ;)
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