iPhone is the new tool of the 'adult' industry - Time Magazine

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  1. PCMacUser macrumors 68000

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    And cue all the new "I dropped my iPhone down the toilet" threads…

    I am sure the new parental controls will help assuage the Association of Sites Advocating Child Protection.
     
  3. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    Fair enough topic. Let's just remember that people of all ages read these threads and that any detailed discussions or links on how to get and use porn on your iPhone will not be viewed favourably.
     
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    This is hilarious. I hadn't considered how useful a device the iPhone could be for porn. I guess it makes sense. iPhone porn video sites would need to have the appropriate type of video files (quicktime?), though -- as I haven't had much luck playing videos on my iPhone other than YouTube, Apple's site, and a few select other places.
     
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    Adult content drives most new technologies.

    VHS, DVD, the Internet... all had a huge boost from it.

    I once worked with a nice gentleman who made millions from writing video conversion tools for the adult industry. He also sold them to the general public, but those tools would not have existed without the adult buyers paying all the initial cost of development.

    1-900 video calls will be next.
     
  7. rockinrocker macrumors 65816

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    very true, and it goes much further back then video.
    heck, i bet the second thing printed with the first printing press was a naked picture....
     
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    Lol, jesus people are animals these days. Although I do enjoy the occasional boob on MY touch........
     
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    Mobile Porn? :eek:

    :D
     
  10. Jestered macrumors 6502

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    I think that is a stupid article.

    First off, they said all the same stuff when the first video iPod came out...

    Secondly, the first part of the article says this:

    "Steve Jobs' company is keeping a civil, if embarrassed, silence on one of the potentially most lucrative and controversial uses of its handheld jewel: porn."

    Then later in the article it says this:

    "Apple spokeswoman Jennifer Bowcock says the company doesn't condone iPhone porn distribution and will ban adult content from official applications, just as it has restricted adult content in the podcast section of the Apple store."

    That doesn't sound like Apple is being "silent" about anything to me.
     
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  12. PCMacUser thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Well, it IS Time.com... surely they have morals?
     
  13. alphajerk macrumors member

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    This is a terrible article. It doesn't even give any links to these new sites!;)
     
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    The article is senseless. You could watch porn a bunch of phones, not just the iphone.
     
  15. Michael CM1 macrumors 603

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    People, there's porn out there! Someone turn off the Internet! :)

    Jobs made that announcement about certain content not being allowed at the App Store the day it was revealed. So Apple is doing its part. There's not much more that a company can do without literally blocking the Internet.

    I do wonder if any of the Euros out there think of us as prudes for worrying more about porn sites being available than, say, al-Qaida discussion boards. Not to get all political but there's much worse stuff on the 'Net than porn.
     
  16. pintnight macrumors 6502

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    There's porn on the internet?! Why haven't somebody told me about that?! :confused::mad:
     
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    All of the sites I prefer use flash. Will 2.0 support it?
     
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    evilangel.com works with quicktime.
     
  19. macfearless macrumors regular

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    clarence, i've gotta say, i love your honesty...
     
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    For some reason that reminds me of that old Simpsons episode where Homer keeps using the phrase "family jewels"...
     
  21. PCMacUser thread starter macrumors 68000

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    "Luckily not many people I know read your little Time Maga-zine or whatever it's called…" - Derek Zoolander
     
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    Because that's what people want. To watch their *entertainment* on the in public or on their commute to work.
     
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    You could browse the Internet on phones before the iPhone aswell. The point of the article is that the iPhone is the first phone which normal people will be using for porn browsing. I imagine porn on my N95 would suck.
     
  24. alFR macrumors 68020

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    An unfortunate turn of phrase, perhaps. :)
     
  25. Kupe macrumors member

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    C'mon people! Porn is more than just pictures and videos. To be a truly "porn-centric" device, the iPhone would need:

    - an eBook reader, capable of one-handed use.
    - A video-capable camera
    - Perhaps MMS, although email will probably suffice.

    Why did Steve Jobs leave out these important, porn-enhancing features? :D
     

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