Playboy has whipped open the bathrobe on its latest plan to combat falling sales and the ready availability of free net smut – an online version of the magazine's entire 57-year back catalogue. Those wishing to cough $8 a month (or $60 a year, $100 for two years) for the iPlayboy service are promised "every issue, every Playmate …
Nice to see Apple applying their 'laws' consistancy.
It's not an App it's a website.
Apple haven't managed to control those yet.
letters and/or digits
Source (RWW) says it's an iPad optimised web page. So Apple don't have anything to do with it.
Adult and dating websites with optional app access are being forced to re-rate all their user profile content to meet Apple's criteria for smut which is about the level of Victorian era primness.
Not getting it
Strewth, are there still people who haven't figured this out yet?
Apple don't give a hoot what sort of smut you view on your iPad; they just choose not to be directly participating in its sale.
Small correction ..
"Apple don't give a hoot what sort of smut you view on your iPad; they just choose not to be directly participating in its sale"
I think the word you're looking for is "associated" with the sale. As long as they can keep the shiny pretend halo I'm positive they're quite happy to take your cash.
Playmobile re-enactment of my opinion of Apple's hypocrisy:
(if you start looking at all of them, be aware that some are NSFW, aka BCFA - Best Consumed on Friday Afternoon).
... the word I was looking for is "participating". Any app introduced onto the app store is a business agreement between the app developer and Apple, whereby they become partners in the sale of said app. An app goes on the store, Apple are actively participating in the sale thereof.
There is nothing hypocritical about their policy, any more than if I were to open a jam store and refuse to stock marmalade.
\"I only get it for the fiction\"
Fahrenheit 451 was published as a 3-parter in playboy, back in 1954. Intermediate between the initial short-story form and the final full-length novel.
Worth 60 bucks? Nearly.
I honestly first read that as "friction" and assumed it to be that between your hand and your naughty bits, for which I was going to suggest a good lube.
At what temperature does a slab spontaneously burst into flames, now that paper is passe?
One of my all-time favorite books, and certainly the only one where I hated the ending. When civilization craps out, I want to be the guy who memorizes Playboy. Calling first dibs. If I have to memorize "The Wit and Wisdom of Steve Jobs" or some shit then civilization will continue. What's the auto-ignition temperature of an iPad ? Never mind, I'm putting it in the fridge right now.
If you add Harlan Ellison to the list
The value proposition, even if you disable images, is definitely worth more than $60....now all I have to do is pay for an iPad.
"Do I need it? Do I want it? Is it relevant to me? No, no and no"
He doth protest too much, methinks.
Right hand icon because, well because.
Wait, if I pay the subscription, do I *own* the back copies, or do I just *rent* access to the catalog? If the former, then it seems worth it. If the latter, then it's stupid.
Perhaps you'd rather go for the pre-loaded harddrive option then:
I'll wait for the Bit Torrent / Usenet version...
can you buy a wipe proof cover for your fondleslab?
The iW*nk perhaps
Don't crack that display...
Its ok ....
... people will only be buying this for the articles
"I'd like this app for my birthday dear"
...2 days later...
"Honey...are these divorce papers?"
Samir Husni, director of the Magazine Innovation Center at the University of Mississippi School of Journalism, summarised to the Chicago Tribune: "The questions are: 'Do I need it? Do I want it? Is it relevant to me?' The answer is: 'No, no and no'."
And then goes and quietly subscribes anyway!
He will do it...
Samir Husni, director of the Magazine Innovation Center
Hugh Heffner's publishing knowledge/talents resulted in him living in a mansion full of totty.
Samir's resulted in him working for for the "Magazine Innovation Center".
That says it all really.
at Ole Miss, at that...
Straws and the graspng of
Last Chance Saloon for Mr Hefner?
Like the founder, the publication is a bit past it and should have been put out to pasture some time back.
(No, the 'it's got articles in it, though' rubbish doesn't work - it's a wankmag with added extras, please don't try and dress it up as something intellectual. )
Hef image for icon
It's a wank mag that had some of the best writers of the 20th centuary contributing some serious work to it. You also shouldn't underestimate how much it did for freedom of speech in America in particular.
57 Year Back Catalogue
Brings a new meaning to "Grandma wants an iPad to view her old photo's".
..that's a scenario almost too scary to contemplate, if you yourself had bought the app...
What about just hunting for the little bunny on the cover of every issue? That's at least as good as most of those app games.
Nah, try Beaver hunting...
Should be loads in those 70's and 80's back issues!
It's very handy that Apple made the device to be held with one hand...
But I am usure of the ability of the iPAD to cope with the odd liquid spill on it.
I'm sure most men (and some women, no doubt) are not going to be interested in the back catalogue, they're going to want to see front views.
Oh come on...
It's not worth the cash perhaps but c'mon - 70s hairdos on porn?! Gotta be worth a chuckle surely?
Heff will be shocked.
Playboy has naked ladies?
I thought people read it for the articles on powerboats, Marlin fishing and great golf courses of the world...
No doubt readers of Playboy's back catalogue will need a free hand so they might want something like the "iLuv Portable iPad Stand".
When you subscribe to it why not go the whole hog? I am sure there will be some Playboy bunny covers for you iPAD comming along very soon just to finish off the look.
Uhh.. where was I?
Yeah, there was some good writing in PB back in the day - Arthur C. Clarke & Asimov among others...
The quote was taken out of context
He was referring to the ipad :)
Will that subscription come with a cooling unit?
I wonder how many iPads will be overheating, sizzling in ecstasy in air and wire. Maybe the gyro and accel can be assiduously retuned as a Hump-ometer?
It certainly will
..the iFap I've heard so much about?
Where were you in '72?
Lewisham. Living in a place with an outside toilet - and people say that things don't get better.
(Paris - because you only get to see a shooting star, the first time, once - and in this case sitting on a porcelain throne).
Yes, that's my bed...
The one with the mountain-size lump in the mattress.
Wow. 682 issues, eh?
Playboy on the iPad will never work....
Everyone knows that what Apple fanbois really want to see are pictures of Steve Jobs "au naturel"!! Time to break out the (bigger) bearskin rug, Apple!!
But with an Android Tablet, you can watch your fill of Flash vids on any website for free. If that's your thing (Smut).
so how is this worth an article?
I'm pretty sure anybody can watch plenty of pr0n on any iTool of their choice by using the onboard Safari browser.
The question is: "'Do we need this to be an article? Do we want it? Is it relevant to us?' The answer is: 'No, no and no'."
"No, No, No"..
...sounds like a conflicted soul.
..I wonder when they will do the same for the iphone