[I’m all for it if it means “adult” apps will be allowed in the store][link]. Aside from how much censorship pisses me off, the other main problem is, as Gruber notes: who is going to do the rating?
Ratings systems tend to discourage mature content rather than encourage it. Will this Apple-sponsored ratings body be a secret cabal like the [MPAA’s group of soccer moms, CARA][cara]?
[link]: http://www.theiphoneblog.com/2009/05/07/iphone-30-beta-5-app-store-agebased-restrictions-parental-control/ “iPhone 3.0 Beta 5: App Store Gets Age-Based Restrictions for Parental Control | The iPhone Blog”
[cara]: http://www.mpaa.org/FilmRatings.asp “MPAA.org: Film Ratings”