Tuesday, March 16, 2010

A 'Skinless' Apple

SAN FRANCISCO - JANUARY 27:  Apple Inc. CEO St...Image by Getty Images via Daylife
Apple's core values in rejecting an iPhone application featuring nudity has planted seeds of discontent among German publishers.

The New York Times reports that Germany-based freelance photographer Sebastian Kempa was rejected by Apple when he sought an iPhone application related to his online exhibition, www.naked-people.de, Kempa photographs everyday people, with and without clothing (the online viewer "removes" the subjects' clothing by passing the computer mouse over the clothed version of the individual).

German publishers, including the editor of Der Spiegel magazine, bristle at the Calif.-based Apple setting objectionability standards worldwide. Publishers are looking to Apple's iPhone and iPad as a source of a steady revenue stream. The Assn. of  German Magazine Publishers plans to send a letter of complaint to Apple.

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1 comment:

  1. Maybe it's not the nudity that bothers Apple, but that the application only requires one hand? Hmmm.