“It came to the point where we were getting customer complaints from women who found the content getting too degrading and objectionable, as well as parents who were upset with what their kids were able to see."I just don't see how the solution to that is to ban neat-o things that consenting adults can do with their phone. What next, can I not even turn it into a vibrator? I'm sure there was some intermediate solution, such as creating a filter for people who wanted to see non-sexxy apps only, or a child safe mode (which, by the way, already exists, and could have been strengthened). Apparently this has something to do with Apple trying to position the iPad (snicker) for use in the classroom, but let me once again point to the elephant in the room: the internet. In order for these devices to be used in the classroom, teacher monitoring is going to be needed. Banning wobble just won't get the job done.
Moreover, I think this just speaks to the capriciousness and hypocrisy with which Apple has guarded content available on the app store. If there's too much "clutter," as Apple has claimed, then come up with a great filtering system that allows users to see the best content available. Don't arbitrarily play bouncer and only let your friends in. Tech Crunch has a nice takedown.
[Hat tip BB]