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If you want porn, get an Android phone, says Steve Jobs

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 20 Apr 2010 14:17 User comments (33)

If you want porn, get an Android phone, says Steve Jobs Apple CEO Steve Jobs has been responding to customer emails a lot lately, but his latest email has made the headlines, probably because it involves pornography.
When asked by customer Matthew Browning about Apple's role in being gatekeepers, Jobs responded: "We do believe we have a moral responsibility to keep porn off the iPhone. Folks who want porn can buy an Android phone."

This is the second time in the last month that Jobs has made a public connection between rival operating system Android and porn. At a Q&A after the unveiling of OS 4.0, Jobs had said: "You know, there’s a porn store for Android. You can download nothing but porn. You can download porn, your kids can download porn. That’s a place we don’t want to go – so we’re not going to go there."

Apple and Google are just in the beginning stages of what should end up being the biggest rivalry in the smartphone market, and it seems for now Apple is trying to make some subtle slights at Android.

Here is the email back-and-forth, through TechCrunch:

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33 user comments

120.4.2010 14:25

Now all the people who were considering buying a iPhone and occasionally look at pr0n are going to buy the Android; instead of buying the iPhone then diappointingly find out that they cannot browse 9r0n.

Apple has lost potential customers who like pr0n, which is a pretty huge market.

220.4.2010 14:27

LOL

I just put Android on my phone and searching through the market place I found the "3G Adult Video" app :P

320.4.2010 14:30

Yeah right, it's not like the iStore is full of music and movies with sexual and violent content, nooo, and the iPhone can't even access porn sites nooo, how could it.

It's good that apple finally admits that iPhone is for kids but still:
spam removed

What spam? it was the removedlink to a blog[/url]! Is this an apple boot licking site too or what?

IMHO = communist censorship!

We removed the link as we do not need you trying to pimp your blog through our site

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 20 Apr 2010 @ 20:27

420.4.2010 14:48

Ok B**w Jobs I'll get the Android.

520.4.2010 15:08

Porn... I guess theres not an App for that...

620.4.2010 16:44

No "porn"? C'mon, any crApple product is a w0hre in itself(particularly the latest oversized iTouch), all you do is pay good money for it and get nothing special in return, just the illusion of good times and quality service,with no substance...

720.4.2010 17:12

No porn on the iPhone? I didn't know that Steve. Thanks.
I guess I'm shopping for an Android phone.

820.4.2010 17:21

LOL! Glad I got a Droid then! Was considering the iPhone for a while, I gotta have my p0rn! :)

920.4.2010 17:31

Are some of your lives so pathetic that you have to carry p0rn around with you on your phone? I am in no way in favor of censorship but seriously, some people need to get a life.

1020.4.2010 18:11

Well maybe Steve figures that frequent porn viewers are not getting screwed and if you purchase the iPhone or most other Apple products you are getting screwed so there is no need for the porn anymore.

1120.4.2010 18:22

The one and only I time will take Steve Jobs' advice.

Thanks Steve

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 20 Apr 2010 @ 18:22

1220.4.2010 18:22

Originally posted by bobiroc:
Well maybe Steve figures that frequent porn viewers are not getting screwed and if you purchase the iPhone or most other Apple products you are getting screwed so there is no need for the porn anymore.
LOL,indeed, that's pretty solid logic there:)!

1320.4.2010 18:24

Don't be knocking porn. Some of us would rather have the option of getting T&A on our phone then have someone else tell us what we can and cant download (a la apple).

In fact, I'm now a proud owner of the official YES STEVE, I WANT PORN! Android badge. I highly recommend you go get one too!!

http://www.esarcasm.com/13639/android-porn-badge/

1420.4.2010 19:32

The problem is not that pron is not allowed... the problem is who decides what is pron and what is not.
I'd rather be allowed to make that decision myself, being an adult and all.

1520.4.2010 19:38

Originally posted by ThePastor:
The problem is not that pron is not allowed... the problem is who decides what is pron and what is not.
I'd rather be allowed to make that decision myself, being an adult and all.
That I agree with. I do not see how they can stop browsing regular internet when it comes to adult material but maybe some better parental controls in the app store maybe. Of course many parents don't do such thing even though they are present in many things like Game Consoles, Computer Operating Systems and other tech equipment already. I have shown a few parents how to lock down their kids XBoxes and use things like the parental controls and "Family Safety" in Windows to prevent things like playing rated M games and filtering adult material on the web. Most are fairly easy to do and only take a few minutes to set up. Ultimately it is up to the parent to decide. If Mommy and Daddy allow their 8 year old to look at porn on their iPod or play rated M games and apps that is their fault and Steve-O should not be deciding for us. I tribute his attitude to his god complex that he feels that he is better than everyone else. At least that is the impression I get when I hear and see him present.

1620.4.2010 20:04

Originally posted by SSSJDanny:
Porn... I guess theres not an App for that...
*Cough*iSt3@my*Cough*
This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 20 Apr 2010 @ 20:04

1720.4.2010 22:50
EL TERMITE
Unverified new user

Originally posted by slickwill:
Now all the people who were considering buying a iPhone and occasionally look at pr0n are going to buy the Android; instead of buying the iPhone then diappointingly find out that they cannot browse 9r0n.

Apple has lost potential customers who like pr0n, which is a pretty huge market.
I AGREE. PORN IS WHAT A BILLION DOLLAR INDUSTRY? IM NOT A HUGE FAN OF PORN BUT ITS GOOD TO KNOW IF U GET HORNY U HAVE A PLACE U CAN WATCH PORN TO WACK IT OFF.. LOL (: . THATS WHY I LOVE MY HTC HERO ANDROID PHONE..

1820.4.2010 23:07

Now I see why the iPhone will never have Adobe Flash...that would open up a huge world of prono!

BTW...thank you my Jobs, I found that prono app because of you. I am so glad that I have a phone designed for adults, and not for the pre-teen offspring of some Jesus Freak.

1920.4.2010 23:23
Haekon
Unverified new user

"Folks that want porn can buy an Android phone"

GOT MINE TODAY, STEVE!!!

_,|,, o.o ,,|,_

And....who cares about porn...I just pay phone co.s too much money to have them tell me what content I can enjoy.

2021.4.2010 2:20

Next they will build in blocks to safari to prevent people from visiting sites that have not gotten apple approval

2121.4.2010 6:55

The first mistake he made was buying an Apple product, second was not throwing it out once he bought it.

2221.4.2010 15:10

Originally posted by KillerBug:
Next they will build in blocks to safari to prevent people from visiting sites that have not gotten apple approval
Isn't a place that do things like that... I think is know by China

2321.4.2010 22:45
chengqin
Inactive

spam edited by ddp

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 21 Apr 2010 @ 22:49

2421.4.2010 23:28

China blocks sites that they consider bad when they find them. I was thinking more of an apple app-store-like internet, where pages can only be viewed by users once they have been submitted and approved by apple...and where sites like HP.COM, Google.com, NORML.ORG, and REDTUBE.COM do not exist. At this point, I honestly would not be suprised to see apple do this, "For the Kids"...but it is turned on by default, and you have to make a call to disable the blocks...and on the next model after that, they will just leave it blocked for everyone and tell users with new 2-year contracts, "If you want Google.com, go to android!"

2522.4.2010 11:47
fgghfgh
Unverified new user

Everybody wants porn so thanks Steve for this recommendation.:)

2622.4.2010 19:09

ok, lot of info came out after steve's comment then:
# apple doesn't allow flash because...
# apple might block sites in future because...
# steve might buy an android if...
# apple will decide what good is and what is not.

2723.4.2010 3:42

Originally posted by StevieJ72:
Yeah right, it's not like the iStore is full of music and movies with sexual and violent content, nooo, and the iPhone can't even access porn sites nooo, how could it.

It's good that apple finally admits that iPhone is for kids but still:
spam removed

What spam? it was the removedlink to a blog[/url]! Is this an apple boot licking site too or what?

IMHO = communist censorship!

We removed the link as we do not need you trying to pimp your blog through our site

Hahahaha. Sorry, but that is funny.

2823.4.2010 8:49

Originally posted by SSSJDanny:
Porn... I guess theres not an App for that...
HAHAHA

2925.4.2010 7:34

Steve Jobs and Apple don't want you to see certain comics if they are a bit too political, they don't want you to see certain pictures if they think the pics are a bit too rude... how do these pretentious smarms get people to buy their products? Ok so its got a cool interface but what good is that when three quarters of cyberspace is a no go area? The internet is already being reeled in gradually by the nanny state. Who needs companies like Apple speeding the process up? Please don't answer that anybody.

3025.4.2010 14:59

Well now we know what kind of a cell phone Steve has.Looks like it is Not a iphone

3126.4.2010 23:51

You don't have to tell me twice. Bye, Apple! HELLO triple DDD Android :}

3227.4.2010 11:30

steve should name it Sphone( steve's phone) instead of iphone..... lol

3327.5.2011 18:30

Never, EVER underestimate the power of the PR0N side!

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