Uncensored Playboy on the iPad? Must not be porn.

Uncensored Playboy on the iPad? Must not be porn.

In an interesting twist, Playboy’s voyage to the iPad will contain a whole lot less censorship than the iPhone version has, at least according to a tweet from Playboy owner Hugh Hefner. In answer to a question from Twitter user @hughmcook, Hefner stated with no clever language that Playboy on the iPad will be uncensored:

Now what’s the story? Either Hefner is going to be sorely disappointed when his magazine’s application gets the denial, or Mr. Jobs has turned on his heel to an earlier statement. The reference, in case you’re not familiar, comes from a situation earlier in 2010 when Gawker writer Ryan Tate had an email conversation with Jobs wherein Jobs stated that the iPad (or perhaps Apple in general) offered “Freedom from porn.”

So obviously our curiosity has been raised. Does Apple not consider Playboy to be pornographic in nature? While the publication does offer a considerably more artistic take on nudity than some of its counterparts, its photographic content does fall well into line with the understood definitions of pornography.

So what’s your take, fine reader of TNW? Maybe my thoughts are all wrong and the reason it won’t be censored is because it won’t contain any pictures. After all, you do read Playboy for the articles, right?

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