App Store Becoming MORE Adult-Oriented?

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  1. Tman47

    Tman47 Active Member

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    So on the course of my daily App Store updates, I see that 3 apps have an update available. Shazam, Leaf Trombone and Tap Tap Revenge 2. Of course pressing update all, I am brought to the SpringBoard where the first app (Shazam) starts downloading. As it starts this prompt pops up:

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    So Apple is knowingly letting apps recommended for older aged people on the app store. Now i know no porn will ever see its way on the app store. And of course there are some apps out there that come close. But does this show any promise of new game ratings? Or anything else such as new more-specific child restrictions?
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    Probably Apple's crazy review process again.

    Their idea is probably that kids can listen to explicit music and look it up.

    I think it is SLOWLY starting to open to more mature games, but at a very slow rate.
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    One of 3.0's new features is parental controls. People have been speculating that this equates to Apple being a little more lenient on what kind of apps they will allow (in terms of violence, sex, etc), and this seems to be holding true.
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    I'm all for this if it lets Apple stop doing stuff like rejecting apps because they let you access semi-objectionable content.
  5. Ryuzaki

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    Hm.
    They probably want to put out a disclaimer so people can't sue them for there kids watching
    "Adult Stuff" On there iDevice.
    Go figure.
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    Well i feel this is a good thing. So people can enjoy Shooting and more violent games in the app store. Because this might open the way for apple to realize they can block violent games from ipods, not from the app store entirely. Resulting in more violent and explicit and more adult-themed games which could be a good thing. But the downfall is that a kid could lie and click ok saying it's for 17+ and they would be able to get into the app and experience graphic and violent themes and stuff. I might not make sense but you get what i'm trying to say.
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    Yea it does open a larger range of apps....
  8. Vince

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    Lol and that's why all us minor's always lie about our age for everything on the internet!
    Although I am 17 now.
    Anyways yeah I think it's a good idea, as said it might open up a new genre of hardcore app store games.
    But I've seen little teeny kids (like toddlers) with their parents' iPhones on youtube while their parents aren't even there or paying attention. So there's definitely a possibility of them accidentally exposing themselves to things they shouldn't and Apple getting in trouble for it.
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    Yea like a little pop up will stop any 10 year old kid is going to tell the truth and click no.

    But I bet we will see some mature games eventually.
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    Shazam is meant for the 17+ age group? What?

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