Age-Based App Restrictions In iPhone OS 3.0

[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]: “iPhone 3.0 Beta 5: App Store Gets Age-Based Restrictions for Parental Control | The iPhone Blog”
[cara]: “ Film Ratings”


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