Apple: Striking a blow for Puritanism


Shaky

Link Posted 21/02/2010 - 10:03
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Apple Says No More Titillating Apps, Period

Recently, Apple removed Wobble—an app that adds real jiggle to photographic boobies—from the App Store. Other removals followed. Now, a developer who talked to Apple has the scoop on the future of iPhone titillation, and it is bleak.

Really bleak. Like no racy photos, no suggestive language, no bathing suits bleak.

This devastating news comes by way of TechCrunch, who has been following this story closely (but not in a weird way). Initially it seemed that Apple's new policy was to ban "overtly sexual content," which was disappointing, but, you know, understandable. Now TC has received word from a developer who has discussed the matter with "multiple App Store reviewers," and things aren't looking too hot. Not even close to hot, in fact.

Said developer was told "there will be no more applications that are for any purpose of excitement or titillation." Huh?

Click for full sordid details

PG

Link Posted 21/02/2010 - 12:23
Their house, their rules. As always, consumers are free to vote with their wallet.
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Last Edited by PG on 21/02/2010 - 12:23

mikew

Link Posted 21/02/2010 - 12:35
Which is what this about - just banging the Apple marketing drum.
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Shaky

Link Posted 21/02/2010 - 13:40
mikew wrote:
Which is what this about - just banging the Apple marketing drum.

If you mean in the sense of pandering to what is seen as a veritable goldmine of market opportunity, namely America’s intolerant religious right you are spot on.

Here is a little teaser from a recent article in the Telegraph: Religious iPhone apps provide answer to worshippers’ prayers

However, that stuff is chump change in comparison to the real prize; turning America’s fine & highly lucrative but strategically speaking fragmented religious broadcasting industry into a tithing franchise for the iApp store (rates may vary).

The Lord moves in mysterious ways -- Amen.

mikew

Link Posted 21/02/2010 - 13:43
No I meant Apple just making noise so we notice them; nothing more - I don't credit them with anything deeper than that.
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HouseOfHorla

Link Posted 21/02/2010 - 15:44
I agree with mikew. nothing more than marketing making noise. Anyway there's plenty of other sources of this kind of material. At least that's what I've heard
K20D and far too much other stuff

hefty1

Link Posted 21/02/2010 - 15:55
I dunno, Shaky may be onto something there. We tend not to think of religion as being a big business over here because, well, it isn't really. We tend to forget that in many important markets (Iran, USA, Saudi Arabia, etc) it's probably the biggest game in town.

It's ironic really; the last time someone from the Bible coveted an apple I seem to recall it all ended in tears...
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Don

Link Posted 21/02/2010 - 16:02
The ipad is gonna be big in edumication circles.... they don't want the kiddies down loading porn, just schoolbooks, and video games...
Fired many shots. Didn't kill anything.
Last Edited by Don on 21/02/2010 - 16:02

Shaky

Link Posted 21/02/2010 - 16:07
Don wrote:
The ipad is gonna be big in edumication circles.... they don't want the kiddies down loading porn, just schoolbooks, and video games...

That depends on whether you are referring to many of the godly American educational institutions and home schoolers, who are additionally likely to be vehemently opposed to students downloading large swathes of the sciences.

Tis blasphemy!

PG

Link Posted 21/02/2010 - 17:32
Shaky wrote:
Don wrote:
The ipad is gonna be big in edumication circles.... they don't want the kiddies down loading porn, just schoolbooks, and video games...

That depends on whether you are referring to many of the godly American educational institutions and home schoolers, who are additionally likely to be vehemently opposed to students downloading large swathes of the sciences.

Tis blasphemy!

Let's not give in to media stereotypes. I know a number of people who home school, and they're nothing like the sort the media loves to portray. I mean if you believe everything the media sold you, you'd think that all young people in the UK were chavs and hoodies, all photographers were pedos or terrorists, etc. The truth is always more mundane.
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HouseOfHorla

Link Posted 21/02/2010 - 17:39
I was talking to my Mum during the 'recent' snow and she was telling me that the local young people were behaving outrageously and causing all kinds of consternation and concern by tidying up outside! Unbelievable!

I asked her to get on to the Daily Mail/Sun/Star...and send them a photo.
K20D and far too much other stuff

Shaky

Link Posted 21/02/2010 - 19:04
PG wrote:
Shaky wrote:
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The ipad is gonna be big in edumication circles.... they don't want the kiddies down loading porn, just schoolbooks, and video games...

That depends on whether you are referring to many of the godly American educational institutions and home schoolers, who are additionally likely to be vehemently opposed to students downloading large swathes of the sciences.

Tis blasphemy!

Let's not give in to media stereotypes. I know a number of people who home school, and they're nothing like the sort the media loves to portray. I mean if you believe everything the media sold you, you'd think that all young people in the UK were chavs and hoodies, all photographers were pedos or terrorists, etc. The truth is always more mundane.

Tell you what, I agree not to give in to media stereotyping if you agree not to be condescendingly dismissive based on - as far as I can see - nothing more than a few casual acquaintances -- in a different country.

In the meantime a little statistically meaningful reading for you: Harris: The Religious and Other Beliefs of Americans, 2007

Choice findings:
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Large majorities of the public believe in miracles (79%)

Roughly equal numbers believe in Darwin’s theory of evolution (42%) and creationism (39%);

More people believe the old testament represents the word of God than the new

If you are interested in a more in-depth analysis both qualitative and quantitative I suggest you buy the following article online from the Journal of Foreign Affairs

Quote:
God's Country?
Walter Russell Mead
From Foreign Affairs, September/October 2006

Summary: Religion has always been a major force in U.S. politics, but the recent surge in the number and the power of evangelicals is recasting the country's political scene -- with dramatic implications for foreign policy.

Walter Russell Mead is Henry A. Kissinger Senior Fellow for U.S. Foreign Policy at the Council on Foreign Relations.

johnriley

Link Posted 21/02/2010 - 19:30
This is not the place for religious or political arguments, it's a photographic forum.
Best regards, John

Pentaxophile

Link Posted 21/02/2010 - 19:54
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mikew

Link Posted 21/02/2010 - 19:56
But it profits no-one to have a religious fist fight
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