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Apple might not like it, but smutty services for mobile phones and other devices are still growing strongly. The market for handheld filth is expected to be worth $2.8bn by 2015, up from $1.7bn in 2009. Video chat and subscription-based services will drive most of the growth, according to Juniper Research. Video chat …

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  1. morphoyle

    no!

    Wait, in spite of Overlord Jobs telling people that they don't want porn, they actually still want porn? I'm shocked. Don't consumers know that we don't know what we want until a company or corporation tells us what we want?

    1. Trygve
      FAIL

      eh? wot?

      I dont think Jobs has ever asserted that people don't wan't porn - just that he doesn't want his multi multi multi billion dollar firm involved in supplying it to them.

      It's a fairly common stance among large companies making unimaginable rack-loads of cash already that a few extra million from porn isn't worth the hassle they'd get from the 'stop this filth' brigade.

  2. Anonymous Coward
    Jobs Horns

    Hmmm...

    I imagine the first person to market a reliable stand to support the hand held, so both hands are then free, will make a killing.

    Why Steve Jobs? Well he's a w*******

    +++CARRIER LOST

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Either you're bragging excessively

      or you're using that other hand to do something particularly unmentionable...

  3. MinionZero
    Joke

    *raises eyebrow*

    @"Much of it not optimised for the mobile experience, but still more than sufficient for casual users."

    What as opposed to not enough for hardcore users?! ... sounds like a recursive double entendre?!. :)

    Anyway, Apple could easily target the porn market, they just have to call it the iFondle!

    1. anarchic-teapot

      @MinionZero

      iFull, surely?

  4. Gil Grissum
    Pint

    Mobile smut

    Back when Mobiles supported WMV, Avi, and Mpeg file downloads and native plays, it was easier. Not having those options on the iPhone hasn't made it impossible to find. Despite jobs not wanting it, apparently some device users definitely want it.

  5. That's a smack down
    Thumb Up

    The Byline

    Of this article is pure brilliance. Well done, sir. Well done. Also, please enclose funds for a new keyboard.

    1. Dan 10

      The URL is even better...

      <msg ends>

  6. unitron

    You mean all of it isn't?

    Doesn't almost all porn consumption involve something "handheld"?

  7. Bugs R Us
    Gates Halo

    I was always disappointed with Apple...

    ..ever since I found out iTouch wasn't a portable pornograph.

  8. Annihilator
    Badgers

    Uh-oh

    "Video chat and subscription-based services will drive most of the growth"

    Ignoring the brilliant double entendre about "growth", does this mean we'll see video chat services offering FaceTime compatibility?? I can't imagine ol' Jobs will stand for that!

    Still, the iPhone fits comfortably in one hand, leaving the other hand conveniently free. I imagine we'll get a new message from his holiness instructing us "don't hold it that way - you filthy pervert"

  9. Ugotta B. Kiddingme
    Coffee/keyboard

    best sub-headline in quite a while

    [pattern of coffee spray on monitor]

  10. Fred Flintstone Gold badge
    Coat

    "Handheld" "porn"

    Applause for another *lovely* headline.

    I'll keep coming back for more. Err..

    Can we have an "Applause" icon?

  11. Zap

    It's always safer

    It's always safer to use your hand! We have all seen the you tube videos of what happens when people use strange things like vacuum cleaners.

    I know Apple has a sensor for water damage but it may need a new one for users returning their unit with sticky stuff in the orifices!

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