Apple CEO applauded for keeping porn off iPhonecomment (0)
June 3, 2010
LOS ANGELES — A conservative group that monitors the entertainment industry is applauding Apple CEO Steve Jobs for his pledge to keep porn applications off the iPhone.
So-called “apps,” or programs, are wildly popular and can be downloaded through Apple’s iTunes store. There’s an application for nearly everything — including news, sports, maps and restaurants — but Jobs says the store won’t offer porn. Approximately 5,000 sexually explicit applications were removed from the store early this year after the Parents Television Council (PTC), the conservative group, urged citizens to complain to Apple. The PTC noted that children often browse the store, looking for games.
Jobs took a stance against porn when the iPhone was released in 2007 and reiterated that stance at least three times during May.