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Apple Says No to iPhone Porn

BY Danielle Bean

| Posted 5/14/10 at 10:00 AM

 

Over at Inside Catholic, Zoe Romanowsky shares an interesting story about Steve Jobs’ decision against allowing porn apps on Apple’s iPhone.

“So where should you go to get naked people on mobile phones? The Android. ‘Folks who want porn can buy and [sic] Android phone,’ says Jobs.

The message echoes an answer Steve Jobs gave to a similar question at the iPhone OS 4.0 debut.

He pointed out that Google’s far more lenient content restrictions means the Android marketplace has adult content, or as Jobs put it: ‘You know, there’s a porn store for Android. You can download nothing but porn.’

‘That’s a place we don’t want to go,’ Jobs said ‘so we’re not going to go there.’”

Some people seem to suspect that Jobs’ refusal to allow porn apps has more to do with his desire for power and control than any sense of morality.

To which I say ... who the heck cares why he’s doing it? Hooray for him doing it!

Other people are asking whether any internet device should be “allowed” to control users’ access to the internet.

To which I say ... you cannot seriously be suggesting that phone manufacturers have an obligation to provide customers with easy access to pornography.

Anyone who wants to access filth online using an iPhone can do it. Apple is only refusing to encourage it by allowing pornographic “apps” for its users.

To which I say ... Amen! And alleluia!

And now I feel the need to go give my droid phone a good talking to.