Yesterday, the Sun’s iPad app made headlines because it was reportedly somehow able to sneak nudity past Apple’s app approval process, which is notoriously strict (even with cartoon nudity). This led to speculation around the blogosphere that Apple would make exceptions for newspapers when it comes to nudity.
As reports have shown, there has in fact been nudity, so I take this to mean that this will cease.
Apple has been heavily criticized for having a puritanical double standard. Reports indicated that Apple had eliminated apps containing women in bikinis and even workout clothes in the past. It had even axed an app for a beachwear retailer that sells bikinis, though it later reinstated it. Meanwhile, apps from publications like Playboy and FHM, as well as the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue were allowed to remain. The Sun, apparently belongs alongside these publications.
Granted, there is much more content to The Sun, than this questionable section. People for the most part don’t appear to be upset that such an app is allowed in the App Store, but that Apple seems to have a double standard when it comes to this type of content.