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Apple pulls porn from iPhone iBookstore

Apple pulls porn from iPhone iBookstore

Apple is being accused of censorship after appearing to pull best-selling pornographic books from its iBooks chart.

Chart-toppers Carl East’s ‘Blonde and Wet, the Complete Story’ and ‘Big Sis,’ have been seemingly banished and replaced with the less risqué autobiographies such as comedian Frankie Boyle’s ‘My S**t Life So Far’ and Labour politician Peter Mandelson’s ‘The Third Man.’

Prior to the purge, softcore auteur Mr East’s books ranked as the two best-selling titles on the eBook store

Mr East, who has penned over 70 other erotic potboilers but never had a best-seller before, stated: “I keep pinching myself to see if I am awake and sometimes I wonder, is this really happening to me.”

The move is perhaps not altogether surprising given Apple’s similar purge of “overtly sexual content” from the App Store in February.

While the books have not been completely withdrawn from sale, it does suggest that Apple could eventually apply a similarly stringent censorship policy to its iBookstore.

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