Marijuana not Porn? Really?

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by Dumbledorelives, Feb 16, 2011.

  1. Dumbledorelives macrumors 6502

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    So I was browsing through the app store today, as I often do when I have nothing better to do, and I stumbled across something interesting. There are plenty of Marijuana apps on the app store. I wasnt searching for them, mind you, I typed in "411", looking for travel apps, and up they popped. Plenty of them. Marijuana+, cannabis news pro, strains pro, marijuana pro....I'm sure if you actually searched for it, there would be plenty more. These apps offered information such as "high time", "taste" and "identifying your marijuana".

    Here's my question. How does it make sense for Apple to allow apps clearly condoning something totally illegal into the app store, yet not allow something legal like, for example, porn. I'm not saying they SHOULD allow porn, I'm just saying that it doesn't make sense to allow something illegal, but block something legal. Can anyone explain to me the reasoning there?
     
  2. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    I agree.
    Porn is a multimillion dollar industry.
    Im surprised Apple hasnt tapped into this goldmine yet.
    With a way to keep underage people out and only allowing adults to view and purchase such content.
     
  3. Xander562 macrumors 68000

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    Marijuana is legal medicinally in many states.... just saying.
     
  4. hismikeness macrumors regular

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    Weed is a multimillion dollar industry too.
     
  5. RuggedPro macrumors regular

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    Pictures of sex are legal everywhere.
     
  6. Dandrews524 macrumors 6502

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    iOS developers are too stoned to worry about naked ladies
     
  7. Humptydump macrumors member

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    They removed all the apps with woman in bikini's due to people being offended:rolleyes: but the drugs stay?
    Clearly the feminist's are not so uptight about the weed as they are over the female form.

    Personally I'm Not interested in an app that you can read about drugs and so on, but woman are a lovely creation:cool:
     
  8. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Lol :D
    Porn is legal though.
     
  9. b166er macrumors 68020

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    I don't even smoke pot, but I don't think an app should be blocked just because it is pot-related.

    I think there should just be a "21+" area of the app store where we can get the drug, porn, booze, etc related apps. Not sure how you would regulate such a thing, but it would be nice to have access to apps like that. Apple would make more money, devs would make more money, it seems good in theory.

    On the flip side, I know that if I was a 16 year old I would absolutely find a way around every blockade to gain acces to said theoretical apps.
     
  10. Remmnever macrumors member

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    Many people under the age of 18 have Ipod touches and even iphones. So they can't allow pornography on the app store unless they somehow restrict all the pornography apps from people under age. They would just be setting themselves up for a lawsuit if an under age kid starting watching porn on their app store.

    Btw why do you care so much about porn on the app store? Do you need it that much that you need to put it on your multimedia device permanently? You know you have a browser on the phone right? Sure it might take a few more seconds to open your bookmarks and open your favorite site but you're not losing much.
     
  11. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    We're just having a conversation that's all. No need to insult or question the OP's habits or motives.
    He never said he needed porn on the appstore, just stating an opinion.
     
  12. b166er macrumors 68020

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    I don't know... Don't get me wrong, I am far from being a lawyer. But there are a lot of grey areas there. Kids watch porn all the time, and it's a hell of a lot easier now then it was when I was younger. Who is responsable for what a kid does on the internet? Let's say a 16 year old buys a netbook with the cash he made bussing tables, goes to a place with a hotspot and starts streaming some porn form one of the multitude of free sites out there... who's fault is that?

    Kids will be kids, and they will always find a way around the road blocks. Be it scoring porn, smokes, booze, or what have you. I know we did when I was younger ;-)
     
  13. TuffLuffJimmy macrumors G3

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    Not true.
     
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  16. Daveoc64 macrumors 601

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    I doubt it's really based on any legal considerations.

    Apple believes in "curating" the content on the Store.

    At the moment that means not allowing Porn.

    Not everything is universally illegal/legal. The iPhone is sold in places where pornography is illegal and where drugs are legal.
     
  17. seajay96 macrumors 6502

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    There's also considerable difference between allowing an app that discusses an offending item (apps about marijuana) and one that actually provides the offending item (apps that display porn). Now, if there was an app that made you high, you could compare them on equal terms.
     
  18. The Phazer macrumors 68030

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    This isn't just about porn. Apple, for example, blocks applications that allow photo uploading to websites of which Apple doesn't approve because they might contain adult content (as well as other content).

    There are lots of things that the browser on the iPhone can't do that require apps. This wouldn't be such a big issue if Apple fundamentally rewrote mobile Safari, but that's not likely either.

    Phazer
     
  19. vincenz macrumors 601

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    Now wouldn't that be something...
     
  20. SAD*FACED*CLOWN macrumors 65816

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    medicinal marijuana is legal in California..and you'd have to be silly to think steve jobs does not smoke!
     
  21. snakelda macrumors 6502

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    That would be amazing.
     
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    Wrong

    Wrong

    Both are multi-BILLION dollar industries. When in doubt, can't go wrong with weed and porn :D and maybe some pizza rolls too. Pizza rolls are AWESOMEEEEEEEE.
     
  24. torbjoern macrumors 65816

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    Don't forget about weapons, gambling and alcohol.
     
  25. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    An 8 year old seeing a picture of a dank bud for the first time isn't likely to be as potentially scarring as seeing images of some undereducated money-deperate ho-bag getting nailed in the fartbox.

    :rolleyes:
     

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