Ruh Roh! Porn Industry Shows Interest in FaceTime

Ruh Roh! Porn Industry Shows Interest in FaceTime

Ruh roh! It looks like Apple has an excuse to shutter all the front facing cameras on every iPhone 4 sold after last week. Apple’s notorious grip on it’s no porn in iOS apps policy won’t protect anyone from the adult entertainment industries interest in making tons of money with the iPhone 4’s FaceTime video chat feature.

According to a report on Fox News, a number of companies in the porn industry have started to run ads on Craiglist, in at least five cities, with a offers to hire models that can provide sexy realtime chats to paying customers over FaceTime.

This won’t be the first time that anyone performed erotic acts online using a camera, but the porn industry is hoping that the portability and privacy of a cell phone will boost sales. They are also betting on the iPhone’s popularity to turn a profit.

According to Quentin Boyer, a spokesman for Pink Visual an adult production company:

A phone is such an intimate thing, you usually don’t lend it out or have someone else use it…It has a very personal feel — your mobile phone to hers.

The only hangup with FaceTime, according to porn star Teagan Presley, is that it was intended to show your face and not the rest of you:

You can have the phone on your face, or other body parts, but not both at the same time…Most customers want the full package, and it’s going to be difficult holding a phone.

Difficult indeed, but not so difficult if you consider iChatr the Chatroulette app for iPhone pulled recently from the App Store. That app was pulled from the store after the antics of a few jerk offs that ruined it for the rest of us. Unfortunately, they did not have any problems showing people things some of us did not need to see.

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