Is No Nudes Good News?

By  |  Thursday, June 25, 2009 at 11:18 am

Among iPhone OS 3.0’s 100+ new features are parental control settings. But that apparently doesn’t mean that anything  goes on the iTunes App Store–or even that apps can be as racy as music or movies available from iTunes. There was brief, um, excitement yesterday when an existing iPhone app called Hottest Girls added photos of hot topless girls. I didn’t see it, but it sounds relatively tame. But over at TechCrunch, Robin Wauters is reporting that the new Hottest Girls is now missing from the App Store.

Robin says that other iPhone apps remain with the rating “Rated 17+ for “Frequent/Intense Sexual Content or Nudity,” so it sounds like nakedness isn’t taboo on the iPhone, period. As usual with the App Store approval process, I guess we’ll find out what’s permissable and impermissable over time as apps are accepted and rejected…and even then we may be kinda confused.

[VITAL UPDATE: TechCrunch’s MG Siegler says that Hottest Girls, which downloads images from a server, was temporarily withdrawn by its seller for being too popular. Apple isn’t apparently depriving anybody of their iPhone hotties. And that’s the naked truth.]

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  1. Daniel Says:

    Well, according to the video at, the app is gone for good in line with Apple’s developer agreement. That video also has some of the debates back and forth about whether the removal was a good idea, but personally I don’t see why it’s such a big deal. It’s just an app.