Poll: Should Apple ban adult-themed apps from the App Store?

Or: "Won't someone please think of the children!" Apple seems to be gunning for the App Store's smut peddlers. Whose side are you on?

Apple is slowly but surely pulling the plug on apps it considers "overtly sexual." Good idea? Apple

By now you may have heard the news: Apple appears to be waging a war on smut , having pulled at least some sex-themed apps from the App Store.

Plenty of others remain--but for how long? In a letter received by at least one developer (as reported by TechCrunch), the company discussed plans to "remove any overtly sexual content from the App Store."

For the moment, let's overlook the frequently puzzling and often arbitrary decisions Apple makes when it comes to app approval--and removal.

Instead, let's hear what you think. Should Apple ban apps that have adult themes ? If so, what constitutes "adult"? Anything that would constitute an R rating in a movie? PG-13?

Or should Apple lighten up? After all, don't developers have a right to sell anything that can legally be purchased outside the App Store?

My two cents: Apple should create an adults-only area for the App Store, stick all the R-rated apps in there, and develop some kind of solution for keeping kids out.

Anyway, vote in our poll, then hit the comments to share your thoughts on this hot-button issue.

 

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