Porn industry looking at Facetime

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  1. gosabres1984 macrumors regular

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    http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2365750,00.asp

    That didn't take long. Not that we're surprised, or anything. When it comes to new technologies, no one moves faster than the adult entertainment industry (read: porn). And, let's face it, the moment Steve Jobs announced the iPhone 4's FaceTime video chat, pundits were already discussing the potential...sexy applications for such a feature.

    I guess that's just the way our brains are programmed, though it certainly doesn't hurt that Jobs has painted himself as a staunch anti-porn crusader since the launch of the iPhone App Store, which has blocked apps over the use of terms like "boobs" and "booty."

    Business Insider spotted a listing over at Craigslist's New York site advertising a "iPhone 4 FaceTime Video Sex Line Chat," a mere four days after the launch of the iPhone 4. The ad is actually looking to hire women as sex chatters. Here's a bit of the description:

    "Starting an online interactive pornography firm where woman will use the iphone 4 to video chat with potential customers on a pay as you go basis."

    The ad, oddly, describes it as an "internship" at a "non-profit." No word on school credits, but the company does promise that, "pay will increase as the business builds." Also, ladies will get an iPhone 4 "to use as personal time when not working."
     
  2. jwilson25 macrumors regular

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    Well, that puts an interesting spin on "Death Grip"
     
  3. Russiaone macrumors 6502

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    +1
     
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    QFT
     
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    This soon after the .xxx domains go on sale.

    And that they were talking about their own xxx version of Pay Pay ... Porn Pal anyone for your new 976 numbers.

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    Personally I though the Facetime version of the 976 industry is going to put a lot of the sexy voices out of work, since they might not have the body for Facetime.
     
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    I wonder how they will implement the payment system for this since Facetime is all wifi (free). Do you think they built in a way to have paid Facetime calls?
     
  12. samcraig macrumors P6

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    I would imagine it would be via a callback system. You pay, you call a # and they call you right back...
     
  13. maturola macrumors 68040

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    I love the Internet!

    It will work just like WEBcam show (that also use Wifi or any internet connection free), you'll have a preview, you pick your counterpart, and them when you decide to get a "private" show you pay and them all will start :D

    simple!:eek:
     
  14. mrblack927 macrumors 6502a

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    That makes sense, but they would have to do the payment over Facetime. They can't have their own app (Apple doesn't approve porn apps) so they would have to go entirely through the stock Facetime app. Normal phone calls can have a higher rate applied (9.99/min or whatever) but I havn't heard whether or not that's possible with Facetime. That's what I was wondering.
     
  15. cjbryce macrumors 6502

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    AIUI Facetime works by switching to it when in a regular call - as far as I know it doesn't drop the regular call and replace it with a WiFi Facetime session, the session sits on top of the call. If that is the case, then these service providers can just use their usual premium rate numbers and get their money that way. Watch out for some spectacular phone bills!

    Of course, I may have entirely misunderstood the way Facetime works.
     
  16. anonymous6237 macrumors 6502

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    They will probably direct you to a website (mobile web-app maybe?) where you have to register and they can then bill you. Not as seamless as just charging per minute but easy to implement nonetheless.
     
  17. samcraig macrumors P6

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    you have. FT requires no cell usage. It's all wifi.
     
  18. tirk macrumors 6502

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    And I thought "sexy texting" had ruined the art of the romantic letter. I feel old :(
     
  19. cjbryce macrumors 6502

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    I stand corrected.
     
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  21. muflon macrumors newbie

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    Should have named it SexyTime ;)

    looks like http://sexyft.com/ will be live pretty soon...
     
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    You seem to be very well informed...
     

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