Playboy magazine coming to iPad absent nudity

Playboy coming to iPad without nudity

Playboy magazine is coming to iPad by the nudity isn't coming with it. According to founder Hugh Hefner, who broke the news on Twitter, the reason is:

Steve Jobs has a thing about nudity

So yes, you really will be reading it for the articles.

[@hughhefner via 9to5mac]

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Maniacfive says:

And thus rendering the entire endeavour absolutely pointless.
I'm surprised they even bothered pandering to Jobs on this one. Playboy is one brand that could've said, "You know what Jobs, no nudity = no playboy." If every publisher that has issues with the way Apple demand concessions to get a product on the iPad just walked away instead of pandering then Apple would be in a position where they had to bow to the publishers or lack big name content.
That said I am pleased to see some consistency here. If numerous bikini babe app developers can't have boobs then there shouldn't be exceptions for big names.

HungWell says:

Censorship is never a good thing. If he is afraid of children buying this, then age-confirmed apple store accounts would be a better step in the right direction. If he is afraid of adults buying this, then he should move to Afghanistan where the women wear burkas.

omgabunny says:

Apple makes bank. Ya. Censorship is bad. /sarcasm

dloveprod says:

What's the point, who's gonna buy it

Ben says:

Playboy obviously agreed to distribute the magazine content without the playmates. It's not censorship. It's a supposedly mutually beneficial business arrangement.
(I do agree that it's kinda silly though.)

justinleon says:

"Freedom from porn" my ass. At least I know how to get such things on my ipad!

Calculus II says:

Safari is the best porn app and its made by Apple.

Tebow says:

...i thought the whole point of Playboy was to look at Boooobie?? to each his own i guess..

Big Marv says:

Big mistake for playboy, I thought Hefner knew men lie about we like the magazine just for the article. Lol! Let me know when they get the picture and then I'll subscribe!

kingweb says:

I wonder if jobs would allow playgirl photos;)
Steven Jong Ill

The Reptile says:

I guess that there is a way to read it just for the articles.

ctt1wbw says:

There's words in Playboy?

peterjudi says:

Why not add the black bars to hide the private stuff. :)

Schrutefarms says:

I guess the saying "I read the magazine for the articles" will actually be told truthfully now.

Keisuke says:

Like anyones bought playboy for nudity in years. It's like Maxim with more revealed and wayyyyyy too much photoshopping to the point it's unpleasant and plasticy
And honestly Steve is rich. He could get hot chicks at the drop of a hat. He just ... Doesn't. He's married right?

Pleased says:

I thinks it's great.
If he doesn't want to cater to a sexist society, then good for him.
You poor slobs can't do without access to porn when mobile? then go get an android.

jason says:

haha whats the point if theres no boobs?

Quasarn says:

@reneritchie you put "by" instead of "but"

LCW says:

pretty pointless of getting an iPad PB sub if no nudes...

W0LF says:

It's another one of those confusingly pointless things in life like meat free sausages or non alcoholic beer. Would you go into the big M and ask them to hold the baps?

Kendra Wilkinson Tape says:

I am working and ive been having the time of my life meeting awesome famous people.. I saw Kendra Wilkinson yesterday haha.. anyways cool blog!

Over It says:

Playboy with no pictures...This is so ridiculous. How many 13 year olds are running around with iPads anyways? Who is Steve Jobs protecting exactly? I means, if a kid has access to a computer, he has access to nudity, porn, and much worse-Playboy is very conservative when compared to what else is available on the web. Preventing stuff like this just makes Steve Jobs look like he wants to be the planet's conservative dad preaching what HE thinks is right and wrong (all the while, he's got a stack of porn hiding in his closet). Its lame, and I wont subscribe until we have access to the full magazine. EPIC FAIL.

Boobs jobs says:

hi there. are you currently interested to be able to trade links along with my own web page?

Laverna Grenko says:

Kendra you sold your own sex tape, dont try to fool us.