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3.0 Parental Controls open gates for explicit apps

The new Parental Controls found in iPhone OS 3.0 have opened the door for Apple to begin approving iPhone and iPod touch applications containing explicit content, including nudity. The latest version of Hottest Girls - 2200+ Topless, Sexy Babes and Nude Models by Allen Leung appears to be the first app approved for sale in App Store under the new rules. Rated 17+ for “Frequent/Intense Sexual Content or Nudity” and “Frequent/Intense Mature/Suggestive Themes,” the app sells for $2. “We uploaded nude topless pics today. This is the first app to have nudity,” developer Allen Leung told Macenstein. While the merits of such content on the App Store are debatable, the move should reduce the number of misguided rejections over explicit content, such as the South Park application, and more recently, the Nine Inch Nails: Access app—which Apple eventually approved, following a widely-publicized post from band founder Trent Reznor. To activate Parental Controls, go to the General > Restrictions menu in the iPhone’s or iPod touch’s Settings application.

Update: According to a post on the developer’s website, the app has been pulled to ease server strain. The message reads, “[t]he server usage is extremely high because of the popularity of this app. Thus, by not distributing the app, we can prevent our servers from crashing. Those who already have the app will still be able to use our app. To answer the question on everyone’s mind: Yes, the topless images will still be there when it is sold again.”

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Comments

1

I really like the new parental controls, but I wish they would have taken it one step further. You can still see the sample pictures and description of the app, which in some cases I do not want my 12 year old boy to see. The contol should not even show the app or atleast not let them click on it for a description.

Posted by Espy on June 25, 2009 at 7:01 AM (PDT)

2

it’s been pulled.

Posted by mike in boston or toronto on June 25, 2009 at 9:02 AM (PDT)

3

I find it a bad move for apple. I hope apple does not lower there standards and keep providing high end software.

Posted by nathan Hadden on June 25, 2009 at 11:01 AM (PDT)

4

THe “Hottest Girls” app was pulled by the developers because their severs were being hammered.

Posted by Galley in Greenville, SC on June 25, 2009 at 11:11 AM (PDT)

5

I really like the new parental controls

Posted by yunqi on June 25, 2009 at 10:27 PM (PDT)

6

I find it a bad move for apple. I hope apple does not lower there standards and keep providing high end software.

you’re right but they crossed that line when they approved some fart apps

Posted by Calvin on June 27, 2009 at 4:00 AM (PDT)

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