Apple Stops Censoring The Word ‘Jailbreak’ In iTunes Podcasts

Apple Stops Censoring The Word ‘Jailbreak’ In iTunes Podcasts

Apple no longer considers the word “jailbreak” an expletive.

Remember when someone in the Apple camp let their censoring powers go to their head back in May, and they began censoring the word “jailbreak” across music, movies, apps, and podcasts? It didn’t take the Cupertino company too long to backtrack, and it removed the censor almost entirely just hours later.

I say almost before for podcasts, the word was still considered an expletive — until this morning, when Apple removed the censor completely. Finally.

As noted by MacMixing, even podcasts can now include the word “jailbreak” in their title without having it changed to “j*******k.” And as far as we can tell, this applies to both the U.S. and international iTunes stores.

It’s still unclear why Apple ever began censoring jailbreak at all. Although the quick backtrack for music, movies and apps suggested it was a mistake for these categories, the fact that the censor has remained until this day for podcasts clearly indicates it was intended.

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  • joewaylo

    I know why. Because Jailbreaking is a dirty word to Apple. They loathe Jailbreaking and consider it offensive to them.

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