Is Apple now allowing "soft" pornography in the app store?

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by PabloGS, Oct 25, 2010.

  1. PabloGS macrumors member

    Oct 29, 2007
    This is a re-post, since one of the mods, for what reason what soever deleted the previous one I created! :( :mad:

    I wanna know how an application such as the Bild App by Axel Springer AG is allowed in Apple App Store!

    The application is full of naked women in lustful poses. :eek:

    Yes, naked women! :eek:

    The app also has a feature: Shake to undress where you shake the iPhone to get rid of the girls clothes. The phone "moans" while you shake it.

    Did this one slip through Apples prude censors or is apple allowing soft pornography now or is this some kind of dubious double standard? :confused:

    Here's the link to the app once again:

    Since it's a pay app which I was stupid enough to pay for, I can also provide some screenshots.

    What do you guys think?
  2. kolax macrumors G3

    Mar 20, 2007
    There's a Suicide Girls app with their models dressed and you shake to undress them. They still have their underwear on.

    That's been there since like the App Store started..

    With parental and age restrictions, think fun apps like those aren't that big a deal.
  3. -aggie- macrumors P6


    Jun 19, 2009
    Where bunnies are welcome.
    You don’t want naked women in apps, yet you pay for the app? Sounds like you really don’t have a problem with the app, but are seeking to get hits on the app (at least it appears to be that). And as stated, they really aren’t naked in the first place.
  4. PabloGS thread starter macrumors member

    Oct 29, 2007
    @Kilamite: Didn't know about the suicide girls app, but the bild app goes farther than just underwear, way farther

    @-aggie-: Yes they are naked! When I posted screenshots the moderator deleted the last topic! :(

    And no, I don't have problems with naked women in an app... :D
    The problem I'm having is, that this app got approved while others didn't! :mad:

    Either this one slipped through the review process like five or more times, or there is some kind of dubious double standard at Apple, even now with the review guidelines published...

    So here we go again: Why are they allowed to have naked women while others get rejected for that? :confused:
  5. iBookG4user macrumors 604


    Jun 27, 2006
    Seattle, WA

    That's why they deleted your last thread.
  6. PabloGS thread starter macrumors member

    Oct 29, 2007
    I wouldn't say that my post was obscene, as I was merely trying to show the situation to others, or would you consider sex-education in school as obscene too?

    Anyways... I don't wanna get into trouble, maybe I can put some black bars over the "private" parts and re-add them if that is okay? :confused:
  7. -aggie- macrumors P6


    Jun 19, 2009
    Where bunnies are welcome.
    Okay, I figured it was similar to all the other apps claiming to have naked pics, but then they’re just barely covered in some way. If what you say is the case, then Apple will take it down soon enough once they hear about it. So, make a complaint to Apple, if that’s what you really want.

    Edit: Just translating the app you refer to, it has nothing to do with women. It looks like it is a newspaper app or something like that with a subscription. Either that or your link isn’t good.

    Edit 2: I looked at the actual newspaper. Yes, it has naked women (boobs), but that’s similar to a lot of European papers. Just go to Paris and you’ll see pics of nude women out on the streets. They don’t have the hangups the U.S. has with seeing boobs.
  8. PracticalMac macrumors 68030


    Jan 22, 2009
    Houston, TX
    Looks more like a German magazine app, which HAPPENS to have nude women.
    Nothing strange in Germany about that, nor the rest of Europe for that matter.
    (People go swimming naked).

    Sounds like a great idea :)

    EDIT: ditto what -aggie- said!
  9. PabloGS thread starter macrumors member

    Oct 29, 2007
    Well... I know it's nothing strange in Europe for Magazines to feature naked women... Overly prude Americans :rolleyes: I mean: Just look at Men's Health in Germany! It's got more skin than the US Playboy! :D

    But point is, and I thought :apple:'s approval rules are worldwide! :mad:

    I don't wanna start a discussion about American vs. European media...

    I just wanted to show you folks :apple:'s dubious double standards, even after publishing their review guidelines! :mad:

    Here are the screenshots (censored by me) for reference:

    Attached Files:

  10. fhall1 macrumors 68040


    Dec 18, 2007
    (Central) NY State of mind
    My quick search in the app store doesn't seem to find it any more.
  11. Thunderhawks Suspended

    Feb 17, 2009
    The app is to read and subscribe to BILD's premium pages.

    Part of the entire newspaper are pages with naked girls guys or whatever.

    So, Apple approved an app to read/subscribe to the newspaper, which IMO
    is different from approving apps solely created for sex content.

    For that matter you can go with safari, firefox, chrome etc. to porn sites .

    Should these not be approved because people use them in not intended ways?

    The app is available for download from (bottom right)

    BILD was always a newspaper with a very low line of taste, mobbing and biased reporting. Just when you thought it can't get any lower , they prove they can.

    These days they are still not on a sophisticated level, but they still loooovvvvvveee scandals etc.

    I will never understand this country's (biggest porno producer in the world) hang ups about sex and nudity.
  12. PabloGS thread starter macrumors member

    Oct 29, 2007
    @ fhall1: The app is still there... I did a brief search and found it... I changed to the US Store and it's not available there.

    @Thunderhawks: Yes, it's main purpose is very low and sub standard news. Maybe the main focus is not completely at naked girls and women, but they do make up like 1/6th of their cover page or something like that.

    I'm just wondering how they got past:

  13. bobr1952 macrumors 68020


    Jan 21, 2008
    Melbourne, FL
    LOL--I guess if Apple wants to criticize what the German press feels is appropriate, that is up to them. Looks like a normal German magazine to me. :)

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