Calif. – Apple (NASD: AAPL) has begun removing
applications from the App Store for its iPhone and iPod touch that contain
"overtly sexual content," citing "numerous complaints from our
customers," TechCrunch reported.
Jon Atherton, developer of an application
called "Wobble iBoobs," received an email stating that the software
was being removed from the App Store as the result of a change in policy.
have recently received numerous complaints from our customers about this type
of content, and have changed our guidelines appropriately," reads the
email sent by Apple to Atherton.
"We have decided to remove any overtly
sexual content from the App Store, which includes your application."
TechCrunch and CNET found instances of other applications featuring adult
content that have been removed from the App Store.
"Whenever we receive
customer complaints about objectionable content we review them," an Apple
representative told CNET.
"If we find these apps contain inappropriate
material we remove them and request the developer make any necessary changes in
order to be distributed by Apple."