Thursday, April 22, 2010

Steve Jobs Reiterates: “Folks who want porn can buy an Android phone”
by MG Siegler

Apple CEO Steve Jobs is on a roll. While he’s probably had better days than today, he’s lately been shooting off emails left and right in response to customers’ concerns. We just were sent what appears to be one such Jobs response, sent last week surrounding the whole Mark Fiore situation. And it’s a good one.
When questioned about Apple’s role as moral police in the App Store, Jobs responds that we do believe we have a moral responsibility to keep porn off the iPhone.” Better, is what he said next: “Folks who want porn can buy and [sic] Android phone.


Jeff Miller said...

That is certainly one advantage of having a closed store where apps have to be approved, one that I am glad of. Though of course people can still download porn via Safari on the iPhone/iPod/iPad. At least we don't have porn pollution in iTunes store.

dbonneville said...

I'm a Catholic iPhone developer. The very closed, edited, nature of the iPhone platform was honestly a big draw for me to make an investment in learning the platform, which is not easy. Apple controls. Control is a good thing. I think consumers have voted with their wallets in agreement. The "open" debate about other platforms is really in the end about porn. It all comes down to that, for some reason. Jobs just cuts to the chase. I'm sure Google and other companies have all the stats to back that up.

Our first Catholic app just hit the App store. It's a digital rosary:

Has gorgeous, glowing gems and leather style interface, and you can operate it with one finger. No manual needed. Having a rosary on your phone is a great to press a little more grace into your ear every day. And we need all we can get!