Uh-oh... Has no-porn Apple built a sex-chat toy in iPhone 4?

Summary:Apple's no-porn soapbox may come crumbling down now that the device is being used to launch a new adults-only business that utilizes Apple's Facetime video chat feature for the iPhone 4

There are a lot of potential uses for the Facetime video chat feature built into Apple's iPhone 4. Through the feature, participants can see each other's expressions, show off their new hair styles, give a friend a peek at a new piece of jewelry.
An entrepreneur in the New York area has also come up with something else participants can show each other - and that entrepreneur is willing to give a free iPhone to women who are willing to show, um, well, pretty much anything to a client with a credit card. I'm sure this is not the sort of use that Steve Jobs had in mind for the iPhone 4. A craigslist ad, first reported on the Business Insider SAI blog, went up Sunday afternoon, advertising the new business and seeking employees. The ad itself wasn't crude and didn't contain any sort of revealing images that would get it booted off of craigslist. As if this morning, the ad was still live - and, from what I can tell, there's really nothing that Apple or anyone else can do to block the ad - or the business model. After all, Facetime isn't some third-party app available in the App Store. It's built into the device. Adult-oriented ads are littered across craigslist - so there's nothing new there. But it is sort of ironic that Steve Jobs - who said earlier this year that he has a "moral responsibility" to keep porn off the iPhone - created a device that is sparking a new sort business model for pornography, or adult services. What makes it more ironic is that Steve Jobs also said that "folks who want porn can buy an Android phone." Ouch. It's funny how words can sometimes come back to haunt you. It seems that folks who want live, real-time porn won't be able to use their Android devices to engage in these new services. They'll need an iPhone. Also see: Rachel King: Apple sells 1.7 million iPhone 4 devices

Topics: Hardware, Apple, iPhone, Mobility, Smartphones

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