500px has returned to the App Store after its short hiatus over nudity concerns. Apple's main issue was that nudity was too easy to come across without any warning even though a recent update has made them harder to find, not easier. This time, 500px has been updated with an added mature rating and better photo reporting features.
Apple has removed the photography app 500px from the App Store over concerns that images of nudity are too easy to find. And... wow, unless there's some huge part of this story we still don't know, the jokes, ridicule, frustration, face-palming, condemnations, complaints, and triple entendres pretty much all write themselves. What makes this even more asinine is that the update that got 500px pulled was the one designed to make nude images even harder to find.
We are releasing a web-based subscription service with Bondi Digital Publishing that will give users access to every issue of Playboy both past and present. The service will be iPad compatible and will utilize iPad functions.
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.
Last week the first iPhone (and iPod touch) app to feature nudity was live in the iTunes App Store. Technically, however, it was simply a change in the server behind the app -- the developer added nude images.
Subsequently, however, the app became unavailable. The developer first reported that their own servers couldn't keep up with demand for the newly nudified images, but it turns out Apple laid the hammer down on the "soft-core porn" app: