Friday, June 26, 2009

Apple Removed the Hottest Girls iPorn App

Apple Removed the Hottest Girls iPorn App


Yesterday the developer of Hottest Girls took full responsibility for its removal from the App Store. Now Apple says the application was removed from the App Store for violating the terms of the iPhone Developer Program.

In a statement to CNN, Apple said that it would not distribute applications that contain inappropriate content and claims ATG added the topless images to the application after a more PG version which only contained women in bikinis had been approved by Apple. Check out the full statement below.

    "Apple will not distribute applications that contain inappropriate content, such as pornography. The developer of this application added inappropriate content directly from their server after the application had been approved and distributed, and after the developer had subsequently been asked to remove some offensive content. This was a direct violation of the terms of the iPhone Developer Program. The application is no longer available on the App Store."

Developer ATG has yet to address the statement from Apple and the site today still advertised Hottest Girls as "Sold Out". The homepage of ATG now displays a note that says since Hottest Girls was updated to include topless images, a lot of other applications are claiming to contain porn but hastens to add that this is false advertising.

    "For those interested in buying "porn" apps:
    We noticed that many apps are starting to claim that they have "porn" in their apps, because of the publicity Apple is receiving recently. There is no "porn" in their apps. It is just a marketing scam. Any developer can rate their own apps as 17+ with frequent nudity, even if there is no nudity in their apps. Also, Apple has made it very clear that pornography was not allowed in the App Store. Some developers even write their own 5-star reviews (you can tell because when you click their names, it just contains all 5-star reviews for the apps from the same developer) and have misleading description. The developers we noticed who do this are: MacPhun LLC, McApp, Athletic Model Guild, Small View Media. We do not know why Apple has not done anything about this. The last time we checked, false advertising was illegal in the U.S."

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