Steve Jobs: ‘Folks who want porn can buy an Android phone’

“Apple CEO Steve Jobs is on a roll,” MG Siegler reports for TechCrunch. “He’s lately been shooting off emails left and right in response to customers’ concerns. We just were sent what appears to be one such Jobs response, sent last week surrounding the whole Mark Fiore situation. And it’s a good one.”

Siegler reports, “When questioned about Apple’s role as moral police in the App Store, Jobs responds that ‘we do believe we have a moral responsibility to keep porn off the iPhone.’ Better, is what he said next: ‘Folks who want porn can buy and [sic] Android phone.'”

Siegler reports, “Assuming this email is legit, this isn’t the first time Jobs has suggested users try Android if they want porn. Earlier this month, during a Q&A session after the iPhone 4.0 OS event, Jobs said, ‘You know, there’s a porn store for Android. You can download nothing but porn. You can download porn, your kids can download porn. That’s a place we don’t want to go – so we’re not going to go there.'”

“This is noteworthy both because it’s funny, and because Apple and Google are in the early stages of a war that’s brewing between the iPhone and Google’s Android platform,” Siegler reports. “Jobs is apparently going to keep taking these jabs from what he considers to be the moral high-ground.”

Read the full back-and-forth emails in the full article here.

[Attribution: 9 to 5 Mac. Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Dow C.” for the heads up.]


  1. Sure Steve, Give a big middle finger to millions of men ages 18-95 who would shell out money for iPorn. Now excuse me while I go wash my hands….and my Android phone screen… and my pants…..

  2. yea

    Have to say I agree with Steve. But I can’t help thinking that the ACLU will be cranking up a case against Apple, if it’s mkt share in mobile remains significant, for “freedom of speech”.

  3. Say what you want about this issue; one thing is certain. It is a pleasure in this day and age to see someone take the moral high ground on anything, especially in the corporate world.

    Steve, I applaud your stubborn bull-headedness to always stand up for what you believe in. My hat is off to you, yet again.

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