“When asked about the Sports Illustrated app, Mr. Schiller said Apple took the source and intent of an app into consideration. “The difference is this is a well-known company with previously published material available broadly in a well-accepted format,” he said.”
So it’s ok for a well known company to produce and display adult material to our children, but not ok for somebody to show cartoon pics of a female body
This is wrong on so many levels – I bet the parents of kids who view the Playboy App screenshots will be much happier that the bare arse is shot by a playboy photographer!
And this one is not:
What makes it worse is that a LOT of people now think that the store is a safe place for their kids to go to without supervision – it just isn’t because Apple have applied their guidelines unevenly.
Look at the comments on the Playboy App, people hate it – also note that the ratings system has been frozen for several days now, it still shows the same numbers as it did a few days back. That’s probably linked to the page numbers that are also frozen they show how many Apps have been deleted.
Update – Techcrunch just picked up the story