Originally Posted by cdyates
We're ok with violence, but we can't handle a few boobs. Does this seem backward to anyone else but me?
How bout they remove anything "overtly violent" from the app store?
This irritates me 1) that apple is acting as a content censor at all. 2) they are caving in to complaints by puritanical jack-asses.
I agree with the viewpoint that sex should be less offensive than violence but at the same time, there's no denying that sexual content causes physical reactions where violence does not.
If you were to see a poster of a naked girl while driving, you could have an accident. If you saw one while jogging in your spandex in a park where children were nearby and something came up, you'd have a lot to answer for.
When you see violent images however, you are not in any way inclined to walk over to someone and punch them.
I think one good reason to keep the sexual content out is that it stifles everything else. Any app that has boobs or girls or sex in the title immediately has a bigger draw than an app that's actually useful. If it gets more traffic then developers start to see what sells and follow the same route. Then we get inundated with useless apps.
This is what has happened to advertising online. You never see ads that really have anything that would truly benefit you, it's always teeth whitening or quick-fix abs or stories about how some teenager is getting paid loads by Google designed to make you click it because you think you deserve it more than them or ways to meet girls in your area luring you in with pictures of pornstars only to discover you just really need to find a better area to live in.
It drags the whole system into the gutter.
On the other hand, if I want a porn app on my iphone, I should be allowed to put one on. Allowing external sources seems like the only way to do this and Apple could even have approved external sources that aren't referenced from the App Store.