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Porn and the iPhone

Mark Fletcher
June 27th, 2009 · 5 Comments

Apple pulled an iPhone app this week which provided access to images of topless women. (The LA Times has more on this.)  It will be interesting to see if the device continues to be used as a censorship tool because if it does, maybe this is a green shoot for some publishers.

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Category: magazines · Media disruption

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  • 1 Jarryd Moore // Jun 27, 2009 at 1:57 PM

    Apple are clearly misjudging their market. Censorship is going to be received negatively by their existing and potential customers.

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  • 2 Tony // Jun 28, 2009 at 10:25 AM

    Its not about censorship, its about protecting their brand. I dont see too many newsagents selling ‘sex toys’ for instance

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  • 3 Jarryd Moore // Jun 28, 2009 at 11:19 PM

    Tony,

    Applications are not branded “Apple”. And newsagents sell porn. They don’t sell sex toys because the product has no relationship to core categories.

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  • 4 Tony // Jun 30, 2009 at 8:31 AM

    My original post had to be reviewed and approved by the blog moderator before it could appear on the blog (presumably because it had the word ‘sex’ in it). Is Mark practising censorship or protecting his brand.

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  • 5 Mark // Jun 30, 2009 at 2:18 PM

    Hey Tony, no censorship. You;re welcome to use world like sex and others…

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