Posted at 4:21 PM Feb 19, 2010By Andrea Grimes
The App Store continues to evolve, and as such, we are constantly refining our guidelines. Your application, Wobble iBoobs (Premium Uncensored), contains content that we had originally believed to be suitable for distribution. However, we have recently received numerous complaints from our customers about this type of content, and have changed our guidelines appropriately.To which I say, alternately: hooray! and meh?
We have decided to remove any overtly sexual content from the App Store, which includes your application.
Thank you for your understanding in this matter. If you believe you can make the necessary changes so that Wobble iBoobs (Premium Uncensored) complies with our recent changes, we encourage you to do so and resubmit for review.
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As MacRumours notes, a number of boob-related iPhone apps are no longer available through the iTunes store, but I was still able to access loads of sex-related items, i.e. stupid pick-up line apps and sex glossaries. I was not, sadly, able to get Naughty Costume Girls or Hot Girls Who Fart, and unfortunately, the only things that came up when I searched "dick" had to do with a literary whale.
Fine, Apple. Way to kind of stand up for not offending women, I guess. The letter to app makers implies Apple deleted this content because of customer complaints, but we don't know if that's women complaining that these apps are sexist and stupid, or if it's a result of parents complaining that their kids have access to sexy apps. I suspect it's more likely the latter.
Mostly, I reckon this just serves to make sexist, objectifying apps more difficult to get and therefore more desirable for the pea-brained people who actually want them.