Originally Posted by technohermit
They are not censors. They are retailers, and they fill their servers with what they feel like filling them with. It has nothing to do with anything except Apple's choice in what they feel like selling to their customers.
They seem perfectly happy letting your porn dollars be spent elsewhere. Go find your Flash based porn (and not porn) somewhere else, too. Just don't bring up censorship, freedom of speech, or any argument other than a retailers choice to sell what they feel like selling.
Hell, they even retain the right to sell to whom
Walmart would be a good example in addition to the Starbucks analogy. Walmart would be a closer comparison to Apple because both "retailers", by way of selling computers, provide the gateways for access to porn. That alone nullifies the censorship/freedom of speech argument. They are just two examples of many companies that choose not to hand it to you on a silver platter.
One could also argue against what I just said by saying if that what Apple's policy has been, now they're selling out for the bottom line by handing it to you on a silver platter just to sell more product.
Try this argument...
Apple planned it all along but, in usual fashion with them gradually adding features, chose to wait until they could do it right. Now they have a device with a screen large enough for "elicit material" to take advantage of, and has also come up with good, comprehensive, and notoriously easy to use parental controls. Think about it, unlike computers, the iPod Touch and the iPad are devices parents will allow even the youngest child to use since it's one piece, lightweight, and more durable by design compared to laptops.
It wasn't worth it for the iPod.
The time has come for iPorn.