As the Silicon Alley Insider notes, several of the raunchier apps in the App Store have recently vanished. And Jon Atherton, the fine gentleman behind an app called "Wobble iBoobs," contacted TechCrunch after receiving this note from Apple:
The App Store continues to evolve, and as such, we are constantly refining our guidelines. Your application, Wobble iBoobs (Premium Uncensored), contains content that we had originally believed to be suitable for distribution. However, we have recently received numerous complaints from our customers about this type of content, and have changed our guidelines appropriately.
We have decided to remove any overtly sexual content from the App Store, which includes your application.
Thank you for your understanding in this matter. If you believe you can make the necessary changes so that Wobble iBoobs (Premium Uncensored) complies with our recent changes, we encourage you to do so and resubmit for review.
Sincerely, iPhone App Review
Of course, there's no word yet on just how sexy an app has to be in order to be too sexy for the App Store. As both TechCrunch and the Insider reported, there are still many apps containing sexual content available there at the moment.
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