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Apple: if you want porn, get an Android

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Has Steve Jobs just given the world the best argument for ditching the iPhone and grabbing an Android handset?

Over on the Technically Incorrect blog today you can read about an email exchange between Apple CEO Steve Jobs and a customer concerned with Apple's stance as moral policeman over its decision to block the work of political satirist and cartoonist Mark Fiore, and other interconnected matters including porn. Jobs responded by acknowledging the decision to block Fiore's app was a mistake, but went on to confirm this customer's concerns.

"We do believe we have a moral responsibility to keep porn off the iPhone. Folks who want porn can buy and [sic] Android phone."

Why, you might ask, does Jobs reference Android specifically? At a guess he is referring to a new Android app store for adults called MiKandi. The store, which apparently sells pornographic content, is intended for a range of adult content, including Japanese Hentai cartoons, video games and apps like drinking games.

Maybe adult content isn't your cup of tea, but do you think you should have the right to your phone in whatever way you see fit?

Via CNET News.com



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Jonny posted a comment   

Prudish American turd

 

Marcus posted a reply   

Jonny he's talking about apps on itunes. Should Apple give the nod to dedicated apps to deliver porn? He not referring to internet access.

 

pornluver posted a comment   

ok as an adult male they enjoys porn :) i dont see a problem with what apple are doing here it is the responsible thing to do! and as a few people have already pointed out there is loads of freely available porn on the internet... if they feel that they should not add to to it and im guessing that its a legal issue for them? for whatever reason its there choice if you absolutely need to have a porn app on your iphone...jailbreak it and download all the porn apps available for jailbroken iphones... good luck and enjoy the porn lol...

 

MiKandi posted a comment   

Thanks for the mention in this post, David. The question you pose you at the very end of your article is very important and it's the right question to ask. This debate isn't just about porn, but largely about having the choice to have the apps you want on your device. MiKandi is the "porn store" Jobs spoke of. We're proud to be a part of Android's open environment. MiKandi is the only App Store that treats you like an adult and we're grateful to be able to treat our consumers as adults in a meaningful way. We’re happy to offer our Adult App Store to any adult with an Android device, free of charge :)

- MiKandi Team

 

Marcus posted a reply   

Commercial content support is not for this forum, go and pay for some advertising you inconsiderate tosser.

Rights arguement eh! Bullshit, it's about money and Jobs cost you more money than you could count, I'll bet that really hurts! Hahahaha

 

musicportables posted a comment   

I guess the bottom line is security is only as good as the process in place from both the manufacturer, the software, and the family using it [with respect to kids]
I for one will keep a sharp eye on how things here and the market that supports handhelds [or can we call the ipad a hand held too]? http://musicportables.net

 

Simon posted a comment   

Apple has an obligation to keep this away from the hands of kids. Yes, there is security on these apps, but i can easily go on the net as a 12 year old and get free porn. If apple wants to keep this filth away from kids, and us adults, i applaud them, not delving into immoral profit like everybody else these days. Apple are famous for keeping things simple, so no, not two app stores. People are not going to choose between two $1000 phones just because of porn anyways, someone who did would be really low. So when it all comes down to it, i don't think apple will suffer, or profit from it. In the end, porn really isn't as important as you may think. or i could be wrong.


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