Is Playboy Coming to the iPad?


Maybe, sort of! Hugh Hefner took to Twitter on Tuesday to share the good, if incomplete, news: “Big news! Playboy–both old & new–will be available on iPad beginning in March.” According to its founder, the digital editions “will include the whole magazine from the first issue to the latest” and be “uncensored.” But as The Cutline’s Joe Pompeo reminds us, Apple’s Steve Jobs once promised “freedom from porn” on his devices. So what gives? There’s a loophole, of course.

A Playboy spokesperson clarifies via Jeff Bercovici at Forbes:

We are releasing a web-based subscription service with Bondi Digital Publishing that will give users access to every issue of Playboy both past and present. The service will be iPad compatible and will utilize iPad functions.

We also have plans to release a non-nude version of a Playboy-branded iPad app in the coming months that adheres to all of Apple’s policies and guidelines.

So it has nothing to do with the iPad specifically, it’s just browser-based. Yes, you can get to RedTube using Safari. And don’t forget about “private browsing.” You know, for buying your partner presents.

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