The Sun UK newspaper launches on iPad with page 3 boobs

Apple approved and launched The Sun newspaper app on the iPad yesterday in the UK.

The application replicates a daily edition of The Sun newspaper and also includes the famous "Page 3" models. The British tabloid newspaper has been publishing Page 3 girls since 1970. Consisting of a topless photo of a female glamour model, the feature lends its name from the tradition of publishing the photograph on the newspaper's third page.

What's surprising about this addition is that Apple has approved what many would classify - soft pornography. Apple famously rejected an app from the store in 2009 which included The Sun newspaper. Why the change of heart? Apple says it's down to the fact customers must confirm they are 17 or over to view what's classed as "age-restricted material". Steve Jobs, Apple CEO, famously stated that "folks who want porn can buy an Android phone", in a reply to an email. Looks like that might not be the case anymore. We've included a screenshot of the app below and have covered up Rosie, 19 from Middlesex to maintain her dignity.

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DFXThomas said,
Since when is a topless girl porn? Or R rated? Americans are crazy ;-) !

I totally agree, man. If there were more topless girls everywhere, the world would be a better place. Radicals and extremists alike would see all the tits and they'd be like "hey why are we fighting, there are boobs everywhere, what more do we need?"

nekkidtruth said,
I call B.S.!!! She's CLEARLY not british. Where are her horse teeth?!

Overpaid dentist stole them.

Why does anyone care? You can download terabytes of boobies for free on this thing called the internet.

At least that's what I've heard.

Jobs knew his "freedom from porn" world will never exist.... or he just wanted more people to buy Apple crap.

Dignity? When did Neowin become a trumpet for conservatism? She's voluntarily topless in hundreds of newspapers across England and online. This has nothing to do with her dignity, it has to do with your editorial decisions.

SoulEata said,
Dignity? When did Neowin become a trumpet for conservatism? She's voluntarily topless in hundreds of newspapers across England and online. This has nothing to do with her dignity, it has to do with your editorial decisions.

I really wish I could rate your comment. I would give it 100 gold stars... Wait I guess I just did rate it

So as long as you pay apple enough, you can have porn on your app... or is it you can have porn on your app as long as there are fake news articles beside it? Is there a Playboy App? If not, how did they lose out and The Sun didn't?
Apple has some very very odd rules... only apple can understand.

Future Newowin News Update: Apple finds out about page 3 and pulls app from the store for violating their terms of service

lol

winrez said,
Future Newowin News Update: Apple finds out about page 3 and pulls app from the store for violating their terms of service

lol

I give the app 3 days before Apple will ask for the page 3 boobs to be removed.

techbeck said,
Dont worry, Apple will remove this app soon enough as it violates their policy

Maybe they didnt notice it? They approve lots of apps then remove them later for violating their policy.

techbeck said,

Maybe they didnt notice it? They approve lots of apps then remove them later for violating their policy.

I doubt it. I bet this app got "priority treatment" considering News Corp owns it.
Also in the UK Page 3 isn't really considered porn, so maybe apple took that into account.

I wonder if you have to pay for the paper each day. Or they download for free. Since the app is £5. And please prey they have a iPhone/iPod Touch version soon . Scaled down. I love the sun and since my parent's often read it before me. I can read it on the go.

acnpt said,
It's £4.99 for 28 days(not sure if that includes Sundays).

I wish newspapers would just offer a subscription instead of this "Buy an app every 28 days" which is more effort when things get synced across to iTunes. The Times does the same thing.

Xero said,
"to maintain her dignity." ah common, Rosie is awesome and loves showing offer her assets!

What a load of tosh. She already has them out in the Sun, I doubt putting them on here would effect her one bit.

News in Briefs - ROSIE is not surprised that the British EuroMillions winners beat odds of 76million to one: "As followers of Pascal have found, everything in the universe has a non-zero probability except for absurdities. And absurdity is a phenomenon without a valid mathematical relation."
....yeah, take your panties off.

spartyjohnson said,
I think you may want to put NSFW tag on this on the front page...
It says "Boobs" .. you need more of an indication ?

Breakeven said,
Cool app, but I would rather just go on their website as its free and has most of the news on there anyway.

It won't be for much longer, Murdoch and newscorp will charge for web access soon.

jimmy_jazz said,

It won't be for much longer, Murdoch and newscorp will charge for web access soon.

I will embrace it while I can then

The Sun counts as a newspaper?

How are you meant to read that anyway? Text is looking small here. Do you have to zoom? Then what's the point in having an iPad version if they don't bother to fit it to the screen right?

It's £4.99 per 28 days. With 6 papers per week I guess.
I bought the app yesterday, enjoying it so far. Couple bugs,but nothing major.
Not sure what time the papers are available, but I downloaded today's at 7:15ish.
Not really a big sun reader, but might as well try it for £4.99.

acnpt said,
It's £4.99 per 28 days. With 6 papers per week I guess.
I bought the app yesterday, enjoying it so far. Couple bugs,but nothing major.
Not sure what time the papers are available, but I downloaded today's at 7:15ish.
Not really a big sun reader, but might as well try it for £4.99.

You may regret spending your money if you knew which unpleasant media dinosaur owns this "newspaper"

Might just be taking a little trip to Middlesex sometime soon...

Incredibly inconsistent by Apple though, truly!

PS - Tom - boobies on the little picture of the mobile phone!

Rob said,
Might just be taking a little trip to Middlesex sometime soon...

Incredibly inconsistent by Apple though, truly!

PS - Tom - boobies on the little picture of the mobile phone!