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Apple Takes The No Flash-ing Policy One Step Further

February 21, 2010

In a wave of conservatism, which most of us find actually welcome, Apple is seriously cutting back on "titillating apps" on the App Store. Since we first told you about it, many more apps have already been yanked off and while some reports are claiming the count would go over 5000, my own data doesn't corroborate that information so we're really still in the dark for now. The developer of Wobble, one of the first apps removed, got in touch with Apple about the matter and claims to have some further information about these new policies:
1. No images of women in bikinis (Ice skating tights are not OK either) 2. No images of men in bikinis! (I didn’t ask about Ice Skating tights for men) 3. No skin (he seriously said this) (I asked if a Burqa was OK, and the Apple guy got angry) 4. No silhouettes that indicate that Wobble can be used for wobbling boobs (yes – I am serious, we have to remove the silhouette in this pic) 5. No sexual connotations or innuendo: boobs, babes, booty, sex – all banned 6. Nothing that can be sexually arousing!! (I doubt many people could get aroused with the pic above but those puritanical guys at Apple must get off on pretty mundane things to find Wobble “overtly sexual!) 7. No apps will be approved that in any way imply sexual content (not sure how Playboy is still in the store, but …)
Those guidelines, if true, seem pretty strict, so I guess we're really just left with Mobile Safari now..., right? [via TechCrunch & Props to @tuffyr for the flash-ing line]

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