I can't believe the people that claim the aren't going to buy an Iphone because Apple removed a bikini App. Obviously the problem is that as apposed to Victoirias secret, Sport's Illustrated and playboy that the retailer didn't want to be labeled as an adult App. Apple is not a totalitarian regime censoring people. If you want porn, RIP a movie and synch your ipod. Why would an adult ever pay for a flaccid softcore bikini app?
The whole thing is a bit silly and an over reaction on Apple's behalf given that there are probably better implementations at their disposal to fix the problem like better parental controls and App store organization, but obviously they are looking for a quick fix. The real problem is that every kid i know with an IPT jailbreaks it immediately and can put whatever content they want on the damned thing. I'm not sure this is Apple's problem, but it does kind of overshadow the problem apps on the store. If a kid can reset or Jailbreak how the ITS works is kind of a mute point.
Honestly it's easy to understand that Apple doesn't want to distribute anything even remotely smutty, it's not really a moral way of making a popular product and not the kind of reputation that is easy to live with; it would truly kill the product if things got out of hand. Apple has to "police" their store as best as they can and I support and applaud them in this effort, but have to acknowledge that Apple appears to be slightly floundering on this issue and it is a dichotomy that Apple should resolve once and for all. Apple adult store? LOL Obviously a bikini retailer shouldn't be left out.
On a side note... Everyone here should read some of the feedback for the "massager" apps on the ITS, they're equally disparaging (if not more so) as the feedback the "bikini" apps might have gotten and decidedly comical. The teen girls are thrilled of course, but the parents aren't happy about their little girls masturbating with their IPT's either.
That's just wrong. I feel dirty.
I wonder if these apps are next to get the axe.