Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Apple's double standard regarding gay apps

"As gay hookup websites tap into the growing mobile phone market, they are increasingly grinding up against Apple's restrictive app guidelines."

Rob Easton writes:
Gay cruising website Squirt.org released a mobile-friendly version of its site this week, but don't expect a Squirt iPhone app anytime soon: Apple prohibits those that involve nudity or sexual content. For an app to be available to iPhone users, Apple must first approve it. In September, the company rejected an update for a gay beefcake photo app that featured fully-clothed models. Similar apps featuring sexy photos of bikini-clad women were approved, however, leading many to condemn Apple's double standards. READ MORE