Report: Apple cracks down on sexy apps

Posted by Aharon Etengoff

Saint Steven Jobs and his puritanical Apple minions may be in the process of purging "overtly sexual" content from the hallowed App Store.

Indeed, according to PC World, Club Cupertino has already removed Wobble iBoobs, which allows users to take a selected image of a bikini model and add extraneous "wobble zones" that move when the iPhone is shaken. 

A number of other sexually explicit apps have also recently disappeared from the App Store, including SlideHer: Tera Patrick and Dirty Fingers: Screen Wash.

However, it should be noted that Apple has yet to yank other sexually explicit apps, such as Tight Body Perky Boobs, Epic Boobs, College Boobs, Adult Tennis Boobs and AwesomeBOOBS.

"Also found was an interactive strip game available called Strip Simon, and even one app with similar functionality to Wobble iBoobs called Shake to WOBBLE - albeit without the overt references to making an image of a woman's breasts shake," wrote PC World's Ian Paul.

"So if Apple is still allowing sexual apps on the iTunes Store, what's all the fuss about Wobble iBoobs and other 'overtly sexual' applications? One possibility is that Apple is in the process of cleaning house, and it will take some time before the company can clear out all the apps from its store that it doesn't like."



As TG Daily previously reported, Apple's often inconsistent app approval process and "censorship policy" was harshly criticized by an outraged Trent Reznor in May 2009, who urged the prudish corporation to "think [its] policies through."

"You can buy The Downward Spiral on iTunes, but you can't allow an iPhone app that may have a song with a bad word somewhere in it. Come on Apple, think your policies through and for f***'s sake get your app approval scenario together," Reznor wrote in an official blog post.