Playboy magazine coming on May 18th, complete and uncensored!

Playboy founder Hugh Hefner has again been hitting twitter to let everyone know that Playboy would be arriving on the iPad May 18th. Way back in January he told us it was coming in March but it hasn’t materialized so let’s hope this time it’s for real. Again, Hugh Hefner states in the tweet that Playboy will be complete and uncensored.

We still don’t know if this is going to be available as an app or a dedicated iPad website. If it does turn out to be an app, this would be a great way to publicize the new iTunes subscription services that other magazines and newspapers are starting to use. It could also open the door to other similar content that has so far been discouraged from entering the App Store.

What do you think? Should we have the choice of getting more adult content on our iPads? Should Apple let this content into the App Store, now that we have more content restriction options in iOS? Let us know in the comments!


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  • If the iPad wants to be taken seriously in this still developing Market then it will probably need to allow the publishers to put the same content in their iPad app as goes into the print version. That wouldn't otherwise be allowed in the app store.
    I wouldn't have a problem with that. Not like playboy pictorials would shock or scar any children any more than being left alone with mobile safari for 30 seconds would.
  • The almighty Jobs is allowing porn on his devices? Madness!
  • I thought if you wanted to see porn, you had to use android.
  • That's what I thought
  • No Steve would have allowed you to buy a windows phone or blackberry for your porn as well :)
  • I'll tak WebOS instead, thanks.
    Sarcasm aside it's obvious that the real hangup with this all is that Apple probably presents large adult entertainment magazine/etc. Corporation and allows their content uncensored if it gets some behind the scenes payment.
  • It's about time! But apple should allow individual app locking as an OS feature. I'm aware that apps can have their own locks but something along the lines of what the jailbreak app iProtect does. It allows you to lock any number of apps that you choose with one password. That would allow dads to have all of their important or adult apps. Anything like the app store or your settings or playboy could be protected when you let kids or friends hold your iPad. I'd love to have Playboy! I actually read it! And they jokes are always funny!
  • Ditto on the app lock feature. That would be a responsible feature to add to something like this. Rather than ban everything that comes down the pipe, put control features in place.
  • Sounds good to me. I'm an adult, I don't need 'protecting', I'll make my own choices thank you.
  • It'll be a web app, almost positive.
  • what about that magazine app zinio or whatever it's called? is it possible it would be available through they as a subscription?
  • Don't worry guys, I'm 100% sure it's a Web-app.
  • Fap fap fap fap fap fap fap fap fap fap.
  • This is probably a web app - otherwise Apple would take a big PR hit from the public for accepting it despite Jobs' past statements, and the smaller but angrier one from developers at a big publisher getting to ignore written rules. Apple is strong enough to take those hits, of course but Playboy is far too small to make it worthwhile.
  • A web app could due. No need for every magazine I want to read to have it's own dedicated app.
  • Sweet
  • Porn is for losers.
  • What's for winners?
  • Chastity?
  • What do you win?
  • The internet is for porn, you are on the internet, ergo you must be a loser :)
  • Apple has too much at stake to allow an app like this. The reason I switched from Android was to standardize all of my family's OS to the same one. And the reason iOS won was because I apple let's me block everything needed - browser, YouTube, R rated movies, etc. And before you say we don't need blocks we just need parents that watch their children - I monitor what they do. And I use any controls available to me. And apple has provided great controls so that my kids can have fun and with less chance of exposure to stuff I find degrading and harmful. Just like I teach them bike safety yet force them to wear helmets. When they are on their own they can do as they please, but while I have responsibility for them I'm not going to leave it up to society to fill their heads when I can fill it instead with what I think is right. I don't frequent physical stores that sell playboys, I certainly wouldn't frequent an online one either.
  • By your logic you shouldn't frequent the internet. And what's to stop your kids typing 'norks' into Safari on your electronic babysitter?
  • You are an idiot. Obviously you don't have kids. Maybe you should stay off the internet. Oh wait! Your porn withdrawls might send you over the edge. Get help.
  • That was for riChchestMat .
  • I should stay off the internet because you should because it has porn? The internet has porn therefore I don't have kids? People are ejected from the internet because they don't use porn? I use porn because you have a twisted sense of logic? How many points do you want to make?
  • Hef already said it would be a webapp.
  • LOL that some people think Playboy magazine is porn. Playboy TV, on the other hand, does show "complete & uncensored" hard-core porn.
  • I have seen porn and I have seen Playboy; Playboy is not Porn. Never has been. Within the realm of good taste there are lots of tastes.
  • +1
  • If gas stations can sell playboy. Why can't apple?
    And to those parents on here upset at this news. Get used to it. This is called the real world. You can't shield your children from everything.
    P.S. You should pull them out of school instead. Your heads would roll if you knew what I was learning from my friends in 4th grade. By the time 5th grade rolled around I didn't even need "the talk".
  • I have serious doubts that the prudes at apple will allow this as an app.
  • How fantastic for all the perverted guys in the world, get a real woman.
  • Look, all kinds of men read Playboy - it's not for perverts. Perverts are people like you who troll on the internet about adult entertainment while watching porn in another window.