It’s the 21st century and the Double Standard is alive and well at Apple. Jenna Wortham of The New York Times:
Apple has started banning many applications for its iPhone that feature sexually suggestive material, including photos of women in bikinis and lingerie, a move that came as an abrupt surprise to developers who had been profiting from such programs.
What about the popular Sport Illustrated Swimsuit Edition, and the Playboy app? Apple VP Phil Schiller:
The difference is this is a well-known company with previously published material available broadly in a well-accepted format.
What a crock. Apple’s screw ups over iPhone apps are becoming the norm. It’s OK for big media to sell soft porn, but not OK for independent media to sell soft porn. Make up your mind, Apple.