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Comment Re:Speaking as an Apple fanboi ... (Score 2, Insightful) 254 254

5. The App Store is primarily a fence, not a farm. Its purpose is to make the iPhone safe as a mass market device. So long as there are _enough_ apps to keep iPhone users giggly with delight as they finger their toy -- and there are plenty -- Apple will choose to err on the side of over-censoring. Better to block an app that might offend than make the iPhone seem threatening or risque.

This totalitarianism has been so successful for Apple that we should expect it to grow upwards as Apple introduces its next round of mass-market "computers," such as the rumored iPad.

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