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Apple starts tossing sexy iPhone apps out of the App Store

It looks like Apple may have a new policy when it comes to sexy, borderline-pornographic iPhone apps in its store. Apps from the laddish, softcore likes of Maxim have been thrown out, along with scantily-clad ladies served up by lesser-known companies. One developer, On the Go Girls, has reportedly had SEVENTEEN of its apps removed from the store.

Just when aficionados of nudity were getting excited that the iPad might be the ultimate porn-viewing device, too! This could be an unstated new policy from Apple -- heaven knows it wouldn't be the first time that's happened in the App Store -- or it could just be that the process of reviewing user-flagged "objectionable material" just got a lot more efficient.

Come on, though: isn't that the reason Apple vets apps before they hit the store? It would be quite hypocritical to let so many of these apps through -- like I said, seventeen from just one developer! -- and then start pulling them willy-nilly over objections. Sounds like Apple really might have an agenda here. Their statement so far is too broad to be of much use: "Whenever we receive customer complaints about objectionable content we review them. If we find these apps contain inappropriate material we remove them and request the developer make any necessary changes in order to be distributed by Apple."

[via Silicon Alley Insider]

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