Playboy magazine hitting iPad in March... uncensored?
Playboy founder Hugh Hefner announced on Twitter today that Playboy magazine would be hitting the iPad this March and followed up with replay saying it would be uncensored (we take that to mean the nude centerfolds will indeed be present in the app).
Big news! Playboy--both old & new--will be available on iPad beginning in March.
@hughmcook Playboy on iPad will be uncensored, Hugh.
Back in August Hefner tweeted that Playboy would be on iPad Playmate-free because Steve Jobs had a "things about nudity". If his tweet to day proves to be true, this would mean Apple is either relaxing or removing their current restriction against nudity (part of their broader adult content restrictions). How much and how far that relaxation or removal might go is unknown -- though we doubt Apple will allow the App Store to turn into a porn store given Steve Jobs' past comments. They might, however, once again be testing the possibility of an explicit section?
Also unknown is whether or not Playboy magazine will use the rumored iTunes subscription service which is supposed to debut alongside Rupert Murdoch's centerfold-free The Daily iPad app at some point in the not-so distant future.
So what do you think, did the Playboy patriarch just reveal a huge change coming to the App Store or is he just trying to get some buzz for his app, and no changes are being planned?