Apple Thinks These Geometric Shapes Are Way Too Sexy For Your iPhone

Apple Thinks These Geometric Shapes Are Way Too Sexy For Your iPhone

Should visual geometry be considered pornography?

Rhombi, triangles, and rectangles probably don’t elicit a sexual response from you most times, but Apple thinks those beautiful shapes can be a little bit too orgasmic when combined in different configurations. Artist Luciano Foglia’s app of geometric shapes was recently rejected by Apple because they claimed it contained “excessively objectionable or crude content.” But it’s just a bunch of geometric shapes, so why did Apple label it as pornographic? Take a look and judge for yourself:

Apple Thinks These Geometric Shapes Are Way Too Sexy For Your iPhone

Fogilia views his Geometric Porn app as an expression of abstract art which he defines as something “existing in thought or as an idea but not having a physical or concrete existence. Visual geometry containing the non-explicit description of sexual organs or activity. Arising in the mind it intends to stimulate erotic rather than aesthetic or emotional feelings.” As such, he argues that his app shouldn’t be treated like regular pornography because it doesn’t illicit the same type of mental sensations as pornography. Does he have a point?

Art is always a subjective experience so we’re sure comments on Foglia’s app are going to range from “O-M-Gz!!! are you kidding me? that’s straight up filthy nasty pr0n yo!” to “hey that’s such an artistic representation of human anatomy that it deserves to be enjoyed by all. It’s tasteful, not pornographic.”

Apple’s official reasons for rejection were cited as

Reasons for Rejection:
16.1: Apps that present excessively objectionable or crude content will be rejected. We found that many audiences would find your app concept objectionable, which is not in compliance with the App Store Review Guidelines.

Personally, I laughed when I watched the video of the app, but it’s not something I’d keep on my iPhone, because Apple’s told me that porn is bad.

What do you think? Art, or Porn?

[Animal New York via Gizmodo]

  • Jonathan Ober

    it’s abstract, but it’s still erotic in nature as to what it is trying to depict. I am sorry but Apple can and usually does keep out the things they want to keep out…I think they should do more to keep out the cloners and fart apps but they will always be there. This is porn, like the name of the app suggests and if Apple wants to keep it out they can.

  • prof_peabody

    every source for the video use says “video not available,” so I guess because of censorship, most of us will never know if this is erotic or not.  

  • Bob_Zimmerman

    Wow, that was as strange of a video as I have ever seen on the internet.  It was like a robot viewed a couple in the act and were depicting what the acts were or some such. The fact is that it is crude and there is no way that something like this will ever be approved. Like it or not, Apple’s store, Apple’s rules.

  • Tim Meesseman

    What it is is irrelevent. The app is clearly designed to depict erotic imagery on the icon and the name of the app was purposefully setup to show “porn” when truncated.

  • Aaron

    Try clicking on the Vimeo icon in the lower right corner. I can never get Vimeo’s videos to play when embedded on another site either. Maybe AdBlock?

  • tornacious

    I grew wood: Pr0n!!!

  • Guest

    This is porn I don’t care what the dev says .

  • joewaylo

    Apple bans Geometic Porn. Gee. Who would have guessed why? I guess “Porn” is a violation of the TOS with Apple.

  • Spam

    Totally useless app, it should be banned. Worse is the dev getting his 15min for it. 

  • vanmacguy

    I’m with avid23, it’s porn.

  • vanmacguy

    I’m with avid23, it’s porn.

  • thehibbs

    Um, yeah it’s porn. I don’t mind porn myself, but it’s against Apple’s TOS, so…

  • GeoFarrell

    He lost me at erotical.

  • Nourez Rawji

    Is anyone else turned on right now?

  • Roland Lindner

    Here’s the proper Vimeo link… https://vimeo.com/38240759

  • Len Williams

    Even though the artwork is constructed of geometric shapes, it’s easy to identify what’s going on. It’s obvious that the intent of the app is porn, and even says so in the app’s name. I agree with Apple’s ban. Kids can easily see and download this stuff, and it’s too graphic for young ones. It’s no big deal for adults, but there are millions of kids with iOS devices.

  • Joshua Tan Siew Meng

    Porn. But my, what ingenuity.

  • Shaun Green

    Yet another example of Apple’s nanny state rules telling me how to live my life. If Apple wants to impose such rules they should be forced to open iOS devices to allow third paty app stores so users can make their own rules without having to jailbreak their device. I simply do not agree with censorship in any way shape or form and I don’t need Apple telling me how to bring up my kids.

  • MySkyizBlue

    Gross, anyone else see the money shot?

  • MySkyizBlue

    if you want to watch porn on ur iOS devices use pornhub.
    And as far as censoring goes, Apple has a freaking app in the app store that lets you sell make-believe drugs for make-believe money. it can’t get any rawer than that

  • Django Spaghetti-O’s

    I love porn. But I have no love for this abstract porn. 

  • Christopher Jr. Riley

    Um… I see… porn on the app name… Apple can CLEARLY SEE the general concept of the content…

    *sigh :/

  • Honyant

    Are you suggesting Apple are a bunch of TOSers? ;-)

  • Honyant

    Only you.

  • baby_Twitty

    Nobody is telling you how to live your life. Its just apple telling the developer what they don’t want on they iTunes network.
    Same as you can’t get PORN on free-to-air tv channels or at Walmart.

    Also, get a girlfriend, loser.

  • Bernhard Häussermann

    That app is sick! And I don’t mean the good type of sick. I mean sick as in shockingly repellent.

  • Michael Rygaard

    If you think this is porn in a literal way, )and not in a geeky mathematical way because of the sweet algorithms behind it(  your love life is seriously in the need for a makeover.

  • ashley1969

    Kids? With iPhones? That is the dumb part, parents need to learn control.

  • ashley1969

    That was just So Funny….

  • Guest

    And I should take the words of a bald dude for advice ? lol

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