Apple to Start Allowing Adult Content on iPad [Updated]


TechTrackr noted that Hugh Hefner revealed on Twitter that full uncensored issues of Playboy will become available on the iPad in March.

While Playboy has had an official App Store app, the app has been content restricted and contains no nude images. There are no further details on the iPad version of the magazine.

We suspect the magazine delivery may be related to Apple's recent plans to open up subscription billing for magazine and newspaper content which has been rumored to debut in the coming weeks. News Corp's upcoming The Daily has been repeatedly cited as the first to take advantage of the new subscription model.

Update: According to Forbes, a Playboy spokeswoman has clarified that the uncensored version of the magazine will be offered through a web-based subscription service accessible through the iPad. By offering a web-based interface rather than an App Store application, Playboy will skirt around Apple's previously-stated objections to adult content in the App Store.

We are releasing a web-based subscription service with Bondi Digital Publishing that will give users access to every issue of Playboy both past and present. The service will be iPad compatible and will utilize iPad functions.

We also have plans to release a non-nude version of a Playboy-branded iPad app in the coming months that adheres to all of Apple's policies and guidelines.

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127 months ago

Exploding heads in comics, games and movies are ok. But a bunch of breasts are bad for your children. You have to love america, they are just so easy to make fun of.


Yeah, that's what I can't stand. Sex is a normal part of just about everyone's life, at least at a certain age, and kids know about it at a really young age these days, yet nudity is "disgusting" and "inappropriate", yet senseless violence, which is never okay in real life, is fine for kids to play or watch.
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127 months ago

Cant see this lasting long.... think of the complaints from parents!!

Oh no, they'll actually have to be PARENTS for once and monitor their kids? Oh the horror. What will we ever do?

And to think, being able to regulate an online store for purchasing adult content is much safer and easier to monitor than if those kids just visited random porn websites in the browser. Unfortunately, irrational and irresponsible parents don't see things logically that way. They just love to complain and complain and complain and sound almost like children themselves.
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127 months ago
Exploding heads in comics, games and movies are ok. But a bunch of breasts are bad for your children. You have to love america, they are just so easy to make fun of.
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127 months ago
Porn on the iPad??? I look at it this way....:eek: :D

It's America people... I see no trouble with it as long as it's hard to get at for the children. But, remembering what it's like being a teen, it wasn't too hard to get 30 years ago either. Part of life and us American's in general need to lighten up. Too many people trying to impose their values on others. I'd hate to be a teen today... too many rules.

Also, who's to say Playboy isn't doing a private book store? We all make the assumption that they are going to distribute on iTunes, but maybe they've developed their own Magazine store?
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127 months ago
If there is someone more powerful than Steve is Hef...

No all the computers and technology of the world can compete with a hand full of good looking nude chicks.

About the parents... they need to grow up, the US is mentally challenge regarding sexual education, the lamest culture actually and the most hypocritical as well in that aspect since the porn industry and aids as American as the internet itself.
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127 months ago
Well, at least now we actually need that 2048x1536 Retina Display..
/sarcasm
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