One of the arguments I’ve seen around the interwebs for Apples daft decision is that Apple wants to make the Appstore child friendly so they can get the iPad into classrooms.
I’m sorry, but this is hogwash
1. The Playboy app is still there.
2. What teacher in their right mind would allow any student to look at the appstore as part of a lesson?!
If iPads or iPods were ever to be used in a school as a textbook or whatever, then the use would be tightly controlled, and the Appstore would be blocked from even opening by students.
Otherwise – can you guess what will happen? The classroom would erupt into a cacophony of farts and machine guns!!