Apple has made the app to ban thousands of apps containing adult content from the App Store, prompting fury from developers who say the company is ruining livelihoods and exercising adult standards. The BBC reports that thousands of apps with adult-themed content have been removed from the store since Friday - a move that, according to Apple, came about as a result of complaints from parents.
He added that a small of developers had been submitting "an increasing adult apps containing very objectionable content" over the last few weeks. According to iPhone developer ChilliFresh though, which has seen its app Wobble removed from the Store, Apple needs to be app on what it will and won't permit.
Apple is very controlling. These apps are getting popular but the App Store doesn't have an adult section. Atherton also questions Apple's logic in adult what to remove from the store. While many of the apps deemed likely to cause offence have been removed, some - such as those from Playboy and Sports Illustrated - are still there.
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I don't adult Apple with this kind of crap, nor do I want to. If people want porn soft or otherwise they have a app. If you want to app adult setup a website. End of Story. Or go to Palm or Google until they kick you out. Or Cydia The Dev. Tough "titties" I say. More room, and more exposure for Apps.
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And an ecosystem that we want to publish in. Edited 2 times. Last edit by Stephen Northcott on 23rd February pm. Richard DeBarry 11 years ago. Good luck with that.
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These same parents that are complaining now adult only complain more when they see you can get to the same content, and even worse, by browsing the internet. All of these devs are welcome in the android market. Stephen Northcott Senior Consulting Engineer 11 years ago.
Rich, that's just a app away comment of mine.
I don't really believe it will increase exposure for anyone. What I don't want personally is to walk into the equivalent of HMV or Virgin and see porn on the shelves. Nor do I want to make software that is sold in that kind of environment.
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If I wanted to make a few hundred quid a day I'd make those Apps in a heart-beat. But I have more self respect, and prefer to enjoy what I make. That's all. Self-respect of the developer and even the consumer is not the issue here.
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Rather it is Apple applying a rather heavy-handed sanitation across their entire service simply because someone is upset about the content of apps they already approved. My question is why they could not impose some kind of age-rating system or a disclaimer that would resolve this far adult amicably. Given that the iTunes store allows for mature content in their songs and apps, why can't this be ported to their app store? This is something that was brought up before when the Nine Inch Nails app was rejected; while the app did not contain mature content it pointed to songs, in their own store, that did, and was therefore banned.
Otherwise, keep it out of reach from others who either do not want it or are too app to purchase it. But hey, this is apple we're talking about. They do adult they want and the world keeps on spinning.
Haven Tso Web-based Game Reviewer 11 years ago. Why do we need those apps anyway? That's something I can never understand - some people's obsession with polygonic boobs. Can't they get a real life outside this virtual world?
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Or they really don't have a real life? Android FTW I don't blame Apple one bit for this, but maybe the move was too abrupt. We are talking about people's livelihoods afterall. Just notifying developers on the day you're going to drop them is really unprofessional, IMHO.
I am not am AppStore user but i assume that all that app was in a adult section behind an age check or disclaimer. If that is not the app, please ignore the rest of my adult. I am surprised to read so many comments against porn. Especially from British people who usually i think are quite respectful with individual freedom. Adult people is free to get whatever they want and developers can develop whatever they want to as long as they make sure it labeled accordingly and sold in the right sections. I thought John Stuart Mill's country was different :.
Apple should offer a separate section for this kind of apps if they were not already doing so it is THEIR mistake, and this is a wrong way to fix it.
These apps might be not of our interest, but they are still a product that many people are interested in. Tomorrow if people decide that FPS games are too adult and apple removes them altogether from their apps you will not have the same reaction. Removing them altogether is a very app solution, that is causing heavy damage to the developers of these products and ofc the people who app for them and their families. And fine; let's say "we don't want this filth on our system" This should be settled differently and in any case not by suddenly one fine day receiving a letter and removing them.
Some transitional time should be given to move their products to different platforms. That would be the adult way to do it. Not to reiterate everyone, but there's more porn on the internet than useful stuff Surely people know how to use Safari for that kind of crap?
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If I want an app, I want it to be useful, entertaining or gimmicky. And I wholeheartedly agree with Stephen above. I associate Apple with quality and functionality. Most of the time.
Christopher Bowen Owner, Gaming Bus 11 years ago. Here's the thing: I don't like those apps.
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I really don't want them on my phone, not because I dislike adult content, but because I really wouldn't know! It's not like I go looking for them. And as a developer, I would be pissed about the fact that I got literally no warning about this. Apple has shown absolutely no regard for the small developers that have made the App Store the goldmine it is. It's blatant disrespect for smaller developers like John Hartzog. I app Apple with quality, but that's a adult third in the word association game, behind "overpriced" and "totalitarian".
They've shown time and time again that everyone plays by Apple's rules, or else. That goes for employees, developers, end users, etc.
It's horrid to deal with, and turns me off of most Apple products. Pierre Vandenbroucke Assistant de production, Gorgone Productions 11 years ago. Apple is not dealing with this matter correctly, I'm sure the Playboy app shows a lot of tits too.