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Steve Jobs says 'No Porn' for iPhone and iPad Apps Comments

" (W)e do believe we have a moral responsibility to keep porn off the iPhone...You know, there's a porn store for Android....You can download nothing but porn. You can download porn, your kids can download porn. That's a place we don't want to go - so we're not going to go there". (Steve Jobs) Continue Reading

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  1. Joe W.
    4 years ago

    Steve Jobs, CEO
    Apple Computer, Inc.
    1 Infinite Loop
    Cupertino, CA 95014


    I want to thank you for caring enough about families to keep porn apps out of Apple products. I think thats awesome, and I know a lot of my friends do, too. I'm 25, and I've already seen way too much of how porn has weakened and ruined individuals and families in my generation.

    Thanks for your decision not to just go with the flow. My next major tech purchase will be an iPad.

  2. Ruthie
    4 years ago

    Dr Clue, may I copy your excellent and concise statement? "People should be allowed to grow up enough to make their own decisions before mass media makes those decisions for them."

    Frank Hannon said, porn should be illegal in the first place; its proliferation is a gross perversion (no pun intended) of the First Amendment."

    I think it is a very good pun.

    As for Steve Jobs, hooray for him! People who think porn is harmless have their heads in the sand. I could write a book... Anyway, I'm going to look into an I-phone, even though all I want a phone to do is send and receive calls, and maybe photos. Texting, bah! But maybe there are apps I'd use... or maybe an I-pod would suit me.

    God, bless us all, and help us to be good. +


  3. Binoy
    4 years ago

    Hi folks, just wanted to update on my previous posting, I've gone ahead and bought an ipod-touch 64GB (didn't want another phone and the ipad isn't officially available yet in my place), will install the 'hello-baby' app for my wife.

    GOD Bless!


  4. LBannister
    4 years ago

    Ziod - No, Mr. Jobs is not going to go after Catholics. I know this for a fact because I have an iPhone and have a "Catholic Calendar" App which includes daily Mass readings and morning, mid-morning, mid-day, afternoon, evening and night prayers for each and every day. I think it's great that someone in the business and technology world is taking a stand against smut! Good for you Steve Jobs!
    I love my iPhone, by the way.
    p.s. Chris, I also wish they would leave AT&T.

  5. Shilo Stigen
    4 years ago

    Way to go, Steve! This is adding to my list of reasons to consider Apple for our family's new tech purchases.

  6. Binoy
    4 years ago

    I have to admit, this article has changed my perspective completely.

    I consider myself a sort of techie (with my Engg in Computer background et all) and till now, I was probably the opposite of a Mac-Lover (can't quite call myself a hater of Mac). I was also quite opposed to the idea of Apple dictating the softwares that I could use in my devices.

    However this article has quite literally shown the light to me and I cannot be congratulate Steve Jobs on his staunch stand against porn industry, which is a behemoth, most people would cower and bend over (no pun intended) to the whims and fancies of the porn industry (considering their reach and reputation).

    I recently had purchased a so-called smart phone recently, while I did quite consider the iphone it wasn't really in my shortlisted items for the above said reason, that it controlled the applications (apps) that I could install on it. However now I really do regret not having bought the iphone and I'm seriously considering switching over or atleast buying the ipad (for my wife - who is pregnant and is expecting delivery by Aug '10, pls pray), especially with the free app for expectant mothers (frm Pampers).

    I will stand by Steve Jobs anytime and I understand his point of screening the apps that could be installed in their devices. Though previously I thought it was not appropriate, I have to agree with him, if I were in his place and producing such devices, I would consider it my duty to ensure that such apps, which are not inline with my philosophy (if I designed such a device, I have an intention behind the same) or culture. That is True.

    GOD Bless Steve Jobs and Apple Computers and may other Manufacturers emulate the same!


  7. teejay
    4 years ago

    Great piece Randy !

  8. ccs
    4 years ago

    I love my iPhone. I love my MacBook Pro. I have studied and appreciated Apple's business model. And now I can actively support the company for a whole new reason!

    Thank you Steve Jobs! This news makes me very happy to be doing business with Apple.

    And no, Apple cannot control where people surf in their Web browser. But it can make sure that nobody profits off of porn in the App Store.

  9. Ted
    4 years ago

    I wasn't likely to purchase an iphone or ipad but now will consider doing so just because Steve Jobs is right on in his moral views. This society is becoming buried in a deluge of filth and it is getting worse every day. It is time to protect our kids - stand up for freedom - down with porn which is now directly linked according to the FBI to over 95 percent of all violent crime in America today!

  10. Darrell Johnson
    4 years ago

    While it is good that Steve Jobs is holiding the line and insuring that iPhone Apps do not have porn, I hope people realize that via the web browser there is still porn on the iPhone and iPad. Apple does not control where people surf the web, of course.

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