Sexual content gets culled on the App Store

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Looks like a major change is on the way for developers hoping to submit adult-orientated applications to the Apple App Store. John Atherton, the developer behind the Wobble iBoobs app, has just had his application removed from the store due to a rather severe and sudden change in policy.

Atherton received this message: “The App Store continues to evolve, and as such, we are constantly refining our guidelines. Your application, Wobble iBoobs (Premium Uncensored), contains content that we had originally believed to be suitable for distribution. However, we have recently received numerous complaints from our customers about this type of content, and have changed our guidelines appropriately.”

Think this is another isolated case of the random App Store refusal process? Think again. The message ends with this pointed message: “We have decided to remove any overtly sexual content from the App Store, which includes your application.”

It looks like Apple are now laying down the law on adult content, and already a number of sexy apps have been dropped from the store.

Is Apple’s stance on sexual content spot on? Or are they being a little prudish and should be allowing adults to make up their own minds on what content they view? Let us know your thoughts.

Via: Tech Crunch

Gerald Lynch