Playboy to go uncensored on the iPad?

According to a post on twitter by Hugh Hefner himself, it seems that Playboy for the iPad will be re-launching in the next couple of months in an uncensored format.

“Big news! Playboy--both old & new--will be available on iPad beginning in March,” Hefner mentioned in the tweet earlier today, while also confirming “Playboy on iPad will be uncensored.”

Hugh Hefner also mentioned in his tweets that they plan to have all back issues of Playboy available from the re-launch too, although no details on how users will purchase them was mentioned.

It is highly likely that the Playboy application will be free to download, while you have to buy monthly issues via the in-app payment method that Apple has setup for developers. Although a bulk buy of older issues may also end up being an option.

It will be interesting to see how Playboy manages to get what some people class as pornography, past Apple’s strict vetting process. Some websites are even saying that Apple are to start allowing adult content through, although this has yet to be confirmed by the company.

Apple is known to have a very strict policy on adult material for the iPad and iPhone, while some publications have been allowed to show some risqué but very tame photos and pictures, many others are not and nudity has been forbidden for some time.

In April of last year, Steve Jobs himself stated in an e-mail that if users wanted porn, they could buy an Android phone.

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Hefner probably sent over some bunnies to give Jobs a good time...probably why Playboy may be uncensored and probably why Jobs needs some time off.....

Keep in mind that there's more to Playboy than pictures of b00bies--there's also articles. I gotta wonder whether the magazine (on the iPad) will be nothing but a collection of articles.

I wonder if the Zinio Playboy subscription will be available on iPad too.

As far as skin mags go, Playboy is one of the worse IMO. The articles are terribly dry and boring, and all their models are very heavily air brushed. I hope this will help get legit softcore porn mags on the platform like Perfect 10.

acnpt said,
Wait....there is a censored version of playboy!?
They would just show poses where they either were not fully exposed.

But Steve told us all that he is PROTECTING us from PORN... Oh wait... Steve's not there...
See what happens when "Dad" is out of town... out comes the porn mags...

timljohns said,
But Steve told us all that he is PROTECTING us from PORN... Oh wait... Steve's not there...
See what happens when "Dad" is out of town... out comes the porn mags...

Its not porn unless you can see the private parts. If you can't then its just art. In that case its educational and not pornographic.

In April of last year, Steve Jobs himself stated in an e-mail that if users wanted porn, they could buy an Android phone.

The apparent pervert Tim Cook is taking a chance now while Jobs is on medical leave.

Still could be valid though.. Steve was talking about the iPhone, and this is about the iPad.. Looks like Steve considers that the iPhone is probably out in public more as such he doesn't want his product associated with people looking at porn on the bus or elevator.
With an iPad however you are more likely going to be in a more private place, and not everywhere on the go..

Still will be interesting to see, maybe they are opening up the AppStore to adult content..

ahhell said,
People still buy Playboy???
I know right? Playboy hasn't been good ever since they 'tonesd' it down a bit. Now Penthouse?? That's real porn.

NeoTrunks said,

It has pretty good articles. Always has.

I always liked the cartoons. Especially the one with the hero who rides the motorcycle who always finds a way to make out on it.