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Time: iPhone 3G may be great boon to porn industry

updated 04:55 pm EDT, Mon June 23, 2008

Time on iPhone 3G porn

The iPhone 3G may be a great aid to the pornography industry, writes Time. The current 2.5G unit is already said to popular with porn producers, due to its use of a desktop-like web browser, and better handling of video than most cellphones. "There are a few hundred iPhone porn sites now in use," says the VP of business development at AVN Media Network, Farley Cahen. Google Trends is meanwhile tracking a high use of the search term "iPhone porn."

More producers are said to be gearing up for the launch of the iPhone 3G, due on July 11th. The device will not only make downloading photos and videos more practical away from a Wi-Fi connection, it will reach an expanded audience, arriving in 70 or more countries by the end of the year. Because owners will be able to access porn via the web, they will also be able to circumvent any arbitrary ethics imposed by wireless carriers.

Apple does not condone iPhone pornography, according to spokeswoman Jennifer Bowcock, but it cannot stop people from accessing it in some means via Safari. The main safeguard will be the iPhone 2.0 firmware, which will enable parental controls; it is believed though that many parents may not know enough to enable these restrictions, and that children may be able to circumvent them anyway.




by MacNN Staff

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  1. Flying Meat

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +7

    helpful tip

    Don't surf p*** while you're roaming. Prob'ly cheaper to higher an "escort." ;)

  1. byRyan

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +4

    more info

    hmmm and what are these "few hundred iPhone p*** sites now in use" umm.. . if this article could list some of those websites.. .that would be great!

  1. ccrider

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +4

    bowwchickabowwboww

    ...add in some gestures, a multi-touch interface, the accelerometer, and 3D positional audio and you got one helluva portible p*** device eh?


  1. Guest

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +5

    WTF

    Jennifer Bowcock??!!?!??

  1. ggirton

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +2

    hard working TIME journos

    glad to know those hard working TIME journalists are hard at work. Did they mention it's hard work?

  1. jstephe

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    IPorn

    Got to like the p*** industry.

    Next you will be able to login with a virtual girl \ guy, and the will be able to use the phones Vibrate (Call alert) feature to do a little extra stimulation. The next version will have tactile feed back for the ultimate experience.

  1. Faceplant

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +2

    Finally...

    ...a real world use for the waterproof case.

  1. Guest

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +5

    I can see it now...

    "Coming up next on Fox News, could your child be using his iPhone to find... p***? A warning about the hidden dangers of Apple's iPhone that every parent needs to watch."

    Ten bucks says that sensationalist story will be running by the end of next month.

  1. purpleshorts

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +1

    If you build it,

    they will come.

    p*** is just the beginning of the danger. If left unchecked, the iPhone could conceivably present the musicals of Andrew Lloyd Webber.

  1. Tanker10a

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +2

    Coming...

    Didn't anyone see this coming? Besides, what is the BIG hairy deal over this? To the point that TIME has to write an article to tell the public about p*** on an iPhone. Does that mean the RIM Blackberry, PALM, Windows Mobile phones are incapable of doing the same thing?
    Who cares? I was unaware that TIME and MacNN journalistic instinct has been reduced to that...Or maybe, what snippets of text it take to stay up with Google Search Engines!

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