January 22, 2013
Apple Pulls 500px's Mobile Apps From The App Store

Think that Apple is infallible and always right? Think that I think that? Nope, saw this today: Apple Pulls 500px’s Mobile Apps From The App Store, Claiming It’s Too Easy To Search For Nude Photos and I think it’s a completely stupid thing.

The apps were pulled from the App Store this morning around 1 AM Eastern, and had completely disappeared by noon today. The move came shortly after last night’s discussions with Apple related to an updated version of 500px for iOS, which was in the hands of an App Store reviewer.

If they are pulling apps for being able to find nude images, pull the Safari app, anything vaguely like a web browser, anything that lets you browse flickr, etc.

Seriously stupid.

If you don’t know, 500px is a fantastic photo sharing site that I use and has a amazing quality of images on it (my work aside). And yes, you can easily find nude images on there, of which most are artsy and high class.

Sorry Apple, no love from me on this one.

Posted by Arcterex at January 22, 2013 12:19 PM