Hugh Hefner has promised that not only is Playboy coming to the iPad, but it will be "uncensored". Either way, punters will now be able to read the magazine in public without embarrasment - the tablet's steely, Apple logo'd back being as good a disguise as a copy of Railway World wrapped around the paper edition. But readers …
Is he forgetting something?
How's he planning on sneaking it round the iFunPolice?
Notice how Sir Steve the Spotless is "away" at the moment.. might just be getting "treated" by a few of Heff's "nurses"...
Well, there are already playboy apps out there.
But you can't get a shaky boob app put on there unless you are one of the big players (with probably money changing hands)
It has already been covered. When Apple was cracking down on existing apps, they got rid a lot of the porn apps and said they are not allowed and then tossed a caveat, existing well known companies are exempt. I guess we now know that Steve likes his porn.
Phworr, look at the pistons on THAT!!
No, I wasn't looking at the pictures...
I, on the other hand
wrap my copy of Railway World inside one of Playboy. But I only buy it for the pictures, honest!
Internet compeition to Playboy
Wow. Are there really high quality articles available free to read on the Internet?
Why not simply download the porn you want, for free ( not that I'd know how, why or where of course! ) , save it in your favourite photo library app and upload it to your JesusPad?
I love how Apple panders to the big developers with crap like this, but bans the little guys. Stay classy Steve.
One big assumption...
.... that the app has already been submitted and approved by Apple.
Could Playboy be in for a humiliating public rejection?
Why an app?
I'm curious about this trend for apps-for-websites. If the Ipad is supposed to be so good for Internet access, why can't it use a web browser like everyone else?
And if there's features not available on the website, where's the app for Windows (and perhaps Linux) netbooks etc, which sell vastly more than the Ipad?
"Get this app for your iPad" is the new "Best viewed in 800x600 on Internet Explorer" - although at least for the latter, that browser and resolution was once the most common platform, unlike the situation today. What happened to open standards? The whole point of the web is it shouldn't matter what platform or hardware you use.
it's an app because
if my friend is to be believed, it's going to offer something more than just a flat image. You'll be able to have a 120 degree view zoom. This friend is a programmer working on a mipmap algorithm that is being licensed for use for by a company providing gentlemens reading material. Mind you, that company may not be playboy. Last I heard, they had an issue with too many triangles.
Didn't realise the magazine was still going.
For some reason I got the impression that the only people interested in the Playboy brand were 13 year old aspiring single mothers.
My legal team is bigger than yours
or at least Apple don't think they can win a legal fight with Playboy.
Playboy might think any publicity is good publicity.
Apple might think that any publicity that includes the words Play Boy would be bad.
Talk about a "FONDLESLAB"... Now, elreg can say "Cupertinian Fondleslap" en(d)tails a (w)hole new meaning. Those accelerometers will be working overtime over time...
So now we see how Apple's stranglehold on the apps allows big well-established players to participate, while preventing small unknowns from entering the market.
Of course, if one is whiling away a long rail-based commute reading the articles on cars, the game *might* be given away by the reflection of that super-bright, luminous screen in the glass of the train windows.
Best to take the old raincoat and fashion an improvised "privacy tent" before viewing IMHO.
Alternately, kick out the window glass before the journey starts.
It's just a website
No porn in the app itself - it will just be accessing the web based subscription service:
So it's just a browser?
But I thought they'd barred browsers other than Safari from the iThingies?
At least the pages won't stick together!
"At least the pages won't stick together!"
This can be a lucrative opportunity to sell port blockers. Or, "iSheathe"... to protect one's fondleslab from frontal assault...
That would be what - silicon-filled dolls with smiles permanently nailed to their faces, posed as if they just come out of GMod playing session?
mirror mirror on the wall, who is the greatest wanker of all?
So, they'll put back the bush in the pre-1968 playmates?
"If the Ipad is supposed to be so good for Internet access, why can't it use a web browser like everyone else?"
Because it isn't as good as using a PC with a mouse. So you have to provide an app to make up for all the functionality that is missing.
Also there is nothing better than selling apps to the sheep when they could easily just use a well authored website for free.
One big benefit...
... no staples in the middle of the centrefold.
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