What's strange about the recent purges, isn't that they are removing sexual content, it's who they are not removing. Playboy has an application that has not been removed from the App Store yet. Companies whose apps were removed are scratching their heads, wondering what makes Playboy special. Did Apple feel like Playboy is as "American as 'Apple' Pie"? It would seem so, or maybe they struck a deal, who knows. I do know that Playboy's app is more graphic than any other apps I have seen, it appears that thousands of companies are being treated unfairly by Apple. Companies should have and ought to have the right to stay in business if Apple is going to allow Playboy's app inside the App Store.
The new App Store policy, it will not accept applications that in any way imply sexual content or include the following:
- Images of women in bikinis
- Images of men in bikinis
- Images of skin
- Silhouettes indicating that the app includes sexual images
- Sexual connotations or innuendo
- Sexually arousing content