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View Poll Results: Should Apple allow "porn" on iOS?
NO! Leave it as it is 93 55.69%
Full nudity little closeups , like Playboy 7 4.19%
Nudity with very detailed pictures, suggestive. 4 2.40%
Sex acts shown 6 3.59%
No limit, anything acceptable. 57 34.13%
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Old Nov 21, 2012, 09:55 AM   #26
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I can't see how anyone would be turned on by educational material. Just try putting up a video of a pap smear with porn music in the background. See how many people fap to that .

Also I don't care about porn apps. I grew bored with porn a long time ago as it's too predictable and half the time the chick looks like she's having a stroke.
Yes, a lot of porn is boring, until one come across something not thought possible...


This really is not only about porn, but humanity. Apple is limiting (if not banning) important health information becuase it involved pictures of genetaila.

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While I have no objection to porn per se, I can see why Apple would want to avoid that situation. They're making the right choice.
Are they?

I find legitimate useful information like medical and art (over 100 year old) apps have missing information, or the app passes you to browser to see online content.

Yet apps for other countries do not have the restrictions the US has.
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Old Nov 21, 2012, 09:58 AM   #27
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Why would you want porn in the App store? People need to get out more.
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Old Nov 21, 2012, 10:02 AM   #28
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Yes, a lot of porn is boring, until one come across something not thought possible...


This really is not only about porn, but humanity. Apple is limiting (if not banning) important health information becuase it involved pictures of genetaila.[COLOR="#808080"]
They've always had their walled garden where they can reject things for many other reasons. I haven't looked over the guidelines in some time, but they're fairly restrictive. If they ever decided to implement a separate area for porn, they could call it the fapp store.
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Old Nov 21, 2012, 10:09 AM   #29
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They've always had their walled garden where they can reject things for many other reasons. I haven't looked over the guidelines in some time, but they're fairly restrictive. If they ever decided to implement a separate area for porn, they could call it the fapp store.
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Old Nov 21, 2012, 10:59 AM   #30
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The problem is that such apps would quickly dwarf the rest of the store.
That's not a problem with the apps, that's a problem with the store.

Amazon have literally millions of porno e-books, but I never go on their site and feel like that makes it look like that's all there is.

Meanwhile, the rest of the app store is currently drawved by Gagnam style apps.

It is perfectly possible to introduce better categorisation into the store. Indeed, without going into a specific category, the only place that *could* be overwhelmed is the top sales charts. But if they are that indicates that customers want it. And it can be solved with a grand total of one thing - excluding mature rated content from the sales charts unless people specifically opt in.

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What Apple should do is grant more APIs to web sites. They can already do stuff like use your location (which makes web sites feel more like apps). They should expand other privileges to Safari like the ability to store local files on the phone's memory.
Sites already have that, but it's unreliable, cumsy and poor. You're never going to be able to push notifications that way either, and things like animation performance are shocking compared with native graphics, and always will be. Remember, we're not just talking about video of people doing sexy things here. Apple blocks what it believes to be "adult" content. They have blocked applications dealing with geometric shapes that looked a bit like penetration. Adult social networking sites aren't allowed to use push notifications, etc etc.

Basically, there's no defending Apple's censorship. It's profoundly evil, and twenty years from now will be looked upon as if Apple banned apps discussing homosexuality.
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Old Nov 21, 2012, 11:22 AM   #31
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Basically, there's no defending Apple's censorship. It's profoundly evil, and twenty years from now will be looked upon as if Apple banned apps discussing homosexuality.
Do you think every store should sell porn? Should Wal Mart? Target? Your grocery store? It's perfectly acceptable for these stores to decide what they want to sell on their shelves, isn't it? Apple has the same right as any other store.

Or should Apple be forced to sell Playboy in their brick stores, next to the iMacs? I don't think so. Do you? And if we agree that they shouldn't be forced into that, why is their virtual store held to a different standard?

What you're really railing against is the fact that iOS only has one store for apps. That's the problem here and it is worth complaining about.

But don't get the 2 arguments confused. In the real world you'd fight for the right for an adult store to exist in town. That's reasonable. You wouldn't fight to force Target to stock porn. That's unreasonable.

Same thing here. Perhaps there should be other stores allowed in iOS. But that's not the same as saying that Apple should sell everything on their own store.
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Old Nov 23, 2012, 02:56 AM   #32
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I'm no prude, but nah.

Letting porn into the app store would open up a huge can of worms for Apple, and for what? It's not necessary.
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Old Nov 25, 2012, 09:29 AM   #33
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The app store is as much a store for adults as it is for children. As technology advances, kids as young as 7 years of age are getting iPads and iPod touches. You don't want porn on the app store. Just no.
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Old Nov 25, 2012, 09:36 AM   #34
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Do you think every store should sell porn? Should Wal Mart? Target? Your grocery store? It's perfectly acceptable for these stores to decide what they want to sell on their shelves, isn't it? Apple has the same right as any other store.

Or should Apple be forced to sell Playboy in their brick stores, next to the iMacs? I don't think so. Do you? And if we agree that they shouldn't be forced into that, why is their virtual store held to a different standard?
The one biggest flaw to your argument is you're stuck using Apple's store if you use an iOS device. You don't have a choice to go somewhere else.

Though the porn issue is a bit of a empty issue these days. Playboy has at least one app out already, and it's not like Apple blocks you from looking at XXX websites through Safari...
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Old Nov 25, 2012, 09:36 AM   #35
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anyone can get to porn on their iphone.

why do you need an app? lol
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Old Nov 25, 2012, 01:19 PM   #36
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The one biggest flaw to your argument is you're stuck using Apple's store if you use an iOS device. You don't have a choice to go somewhere else.
So... the biggest flaw in my argument is that you didn't finish reading my argument?

What an odd coincidence that your quote of me stopped exactly at the point where I address that. Just bad luck, I guess.
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Old Nov 25, 2012, 01:24 PM   #37
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So... the biggest flaw in my argument is that you didn't finish reading my argument?

What an odd coincidence that your quote of me stopped exactly at the point where I address that. Just bad luck, I guess.
...yeah, pretty much. :P
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Old Dec 28, 2012, 12:16 AM   #38
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Majority as is, but not super majority.

Goes to show.
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Old Dec 28, 2012, 05:42 AM   #39
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Majority as is, but not super majority.

Goes to show.
Majority from mostly guys on an Apple forum...that probably look at porn....

I bet it would be over 90% for leaving it as is if you could poll everyone who has purchased an idevice.

There's enough available on the Internet...why clog up the app offering with something both not needed and while enjoyable to some, does not contribute much to society and could actually cause more harm then good?
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Old Dec 28, 2012, 07:20 AM   #40
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This is a sick disgusting thread that should not be allowed (more suited for Android users as they tend to be older-"customizable!"). Lot's of young people on these forums.

Anyways when would you actually use these things? In public or next to people when you are most using these portable devices-not! If you are that desperate use the browser...

If Apple did end this restriction, YouTube should also end it. Imagine the (negative) press they'd get!
Then why are you reading and reposting? Seriously people like you are what is wrong with America. If you don't like it don't get involved.

I can honestly say evey person who is on this site has looked at porn atleast once. Statisticly the average 10 year old has looked something up and I have yet to see elementary school level grammar on this site.

Trying playing laser tag, paintball, pillow fight, horsing around out in public... You will get the same amount of trouble... Also there is an entire industry built around sex in public.

Porn apps are kind of pointless since they would be really expensive, and they would probably charge atleast $14/ month for subscription.

A better idea would be an app where you can store private pix that require a password and are seperated from your camera roll.
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Old Dec 28, 2012, 08:14 AM   #41
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Isn't Safari a porn app?
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Old Dec 28, 2012, 10:25 AM   #42
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The problem is that such apps would quickly dwarf the rest of the store.

1,000,000 non-porn apps... 50,000,000 porn apps!
This, while I am not opposed to porn itself I don't want to use apps on my iPhone or see in a list that I look at on the store. Keep it as it is, it works well enough but of course not full proof. If it was not working well enough there would be uproar from angry parents.
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Old Dec 28, 2012, 12:06 PM   #43
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I don't care is there's a real, legit "no porn" rule, but they should quit with the sliding scale. Over the summer, they rendered every craigslist app almost entirely useless to me. wink wink.
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