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Playboy coming to the iPad in March – uncensored

Yesterday Hugh Hefner tweeted that the complete 50 plus year archive of Playboy (already available collected on a USB hard drive) will be coming to the iPad in March - uncensored.

This comes as something of a surprise to me. Playboy first released an app for iOS last year, but due to Apple's prudish streak it lacked some of the "more interesting" photographs found in the print edition. Basically the app was released for people who read the articles.

So does this mean that Apple have relaxed their policy on explicit content? Maybe, but I'll wait for the app to be released before I believe it.

Update: Playboy spokesman Theresa Hennessey clarified lest night's tweet for Fox News. It's not going to be an app:

"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," Hennessey said.

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