Playboy App for iPad to be Available on App Store

Hugh Hefner, the notorious founder of the erotic magazine Playboy, has announced that, come this March, an official Playboy application for the iPad will be available on the App Store.

Hefner’s announcement was made through a tweet on   his twitter account :

Big news! Playboy–both old & new–will be available on iPad beginning in March.

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This was followed by more updates from him mentioning that the Playboy Magazine App will be uncensored. Furthermore, all the editions of the magazine, even past editions will be available on the iPad.

It’s not that the App store currently does not have sexually explicit Apps on the App Store. In fact, there is already   a Playboy app for the iPhone. We have previously covered Apple’s dual policy, where Apple thought it fit to ban 5000 Apps, but did not touch the Playboy app. But having a completely uncensored version for a bigger form factor, like the iPad, is quite another thing.

Could this mean a surge of such applications for the iPad ? Will this eventually penetrate the iPhone and iPod Touch devices too ?

Source : GigaOM