Apple Considers 'Explicit' Section for Booted Apps

Developer-only category could mean restricted App Store area in future
By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 24, 2010 4:11 PM CST
Apple Considers 'Explicit' Section for Booted Apps
Apple's move to pull explicit apps from the store is widely seen as a bid to sell iPads to families.   (AP Photo)

Just days after Apple drew the wrath of the blogosphere for booting racy apps from its App Store, iPhone developers report a new “Explicit” category in its place. The move could mean the company is carving out a future place for some of the more than 5,000 programs it ditched, which, Mashable notes, was widely seen as a bid to soothe parents ahead of the iPad release. “Explicit” is not a category on the user side of the store yet, but could be an 18-and-over niche down the line. (Read more iPad stories.)

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