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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. Suzette
    4 years ago

    I think what Steve Jobs is doing is great. Imagine somebody having some standards and sticking to them....what an idea.

    Porn is demeaning to men and women. I love that he is not enabling porn to simply profit off the applications. It makes me happy to support Apple products.
    Most people would excuse it by saying sex sells......which is B.S. because if you think about the top movies of all time they weren't the ones with Porn in them.
    Gone with the Wind, Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, Avatar, Pirates of the Caribbean, Monsters Inc, Toy Story, Titanic, Shrek....We the public are sick of pornography and the hyper sexualization in this society.

    I buy ipod technology for my daughter and was going to get her a droid phone....now that i know they enable porn i won't bother....i'll get her an ipad next instead.

    Yes any technology can be misused - but a deliberate misuse of technology to pursue pornography then falls on the user. At some point people need to take responsiblity for their actions - teens & adults! If your teen actively pursues pornography then what did you teach them really? They didn't head on down that road all by themselves...they had an example...or a lack of one.

    Pornography and sex aren't going away they've been with us since B.C. times...however we have choices and we don't have to individually support it or the companies associated with it.



  2. James Leo Oliver
    4 years ago

    Now if we can shut down Family Video with free kid videos up front and a porn room in the back.

  3. Chris
    4 years ago

    ... if they would only leave AT&T.

  4. drclue
    4 years ago

    Even if Steve Jobs "bans" porn , those who decide that is
    what they want to see on their iPhone will watch it anyways
    on their iPhone.

    Perhaps the really really young ones will be prevented from seeing
    porn , but if your kid is eight years old or more, and that
    is what peaks their interest , they'll have that phone figured
    out quicker than the blinking clock on a VCR.

    It takes something less than 10 minutes to circumvent
    the lockouts Mr. Jobbs has on his iPhone and iPad and
    believe you me, the kids have got this stuff all sorted out.

    About the best you can do is lock your children in a windowless
    room until they are about 45 years old.

    I do wish that things like TV's old standards and practices
    had survived the transition to cable.

    I'm not into bible thumpers and other right wing whack jobs , but
    I do agree that TV and such are just off the hook and
    should be reeled in some. People should be allowed to
    grow up enough to make their own decisions before
    mass media makes those decisions for them.

  5. carl
    4 years ago

    Ziod, So what ! Moral behavior is exactly what got Jesus into trouble in the 00's. Read more at http The Gospel ! Duh Thanks Steve!

  6. Nellie Edwards
    4 years ago

    I'm telling everyone I know about Steve Jobs and his heroic integrity!

  7. dufekin
    4 years ago

    Of course, this is a business decision: Steve Jobs simply asserts that people who don't want access to pornography will flock to his smart phone. Who might those be? Perhaps economically wealthy parents of teenagers and college students who supply their youngsters with these devices and pay the bills on their behalf. That said, these "customers" likely can access pornography through some other channel on these devices, perhaps through their Internet capabilities. And affluent teenagers and twenty-somethings constitute a great market for Apple products: if satisfied, these young technophiles might keep buying this brand.

    Pornography represents an undeniable evil in our society despite its prevalence and popularity. But a considerable proportion of the population (including faithful Catholics and evangelicals) still wants nothing to do with it.

  8. Ziod
    4 years ago

    It's all fine for Apples to ban porn, but what's next? Who will they go after next, Catholic's? I personally don't have an issue with what Apple is doing. They have already moved to number three position and Google has moved to number two in the smartphone market. This is the exact course of business that got Apple into trouble in the 80's. Read more about this at: http://Apples2Czars.blogspot.com

  9. Arthur Jenkin
    4 years ago

    We need more businessmen and women like Jobs. A person with morals behind the wheel is always comforting. And in this world today, refreshing! God Bless Steve and his family.

  10. Cyril
    4 years ago

    Congratulation Steve Jobs for taking a stand agains the porn that is rampant on the interned and the phone devices. God Bles you and keep up the good work.


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