Playboy Reveals All on iPad as Promised

Playboy Reveals All on iPad as Promised

It’s the moment we’ve all been waiting for since the iPad first launched in April 2010. It’s the reason we all stood in line for a day to get our hands on one. And it’s the reason why the iPad has been such an overwhelming success all over the world. Yes, I’m talking about Playboy magazine… which is now available on your tablet.

As promised by its founder on numerous occasions, Playboy is now available in all its glory on the iPad, but not in the form of an application as we were expecting.

Instead of trying to wriggle its way around Apple’s strict application approval process – which would no doubt have ensured that you wouldn’t see the slightest bit of nipple by the time it reached your device – Playboy has shunned the App Store and created its own web app.

By visiting i.playboy.com on an iPad and signing up to an $8 per month subscription, users can enjoy unlimited access to every single issue of Playboy magazine all the way back to 1953.

Hugh Hefner, Playboy’s founder, announced on Twitter back in May that his magazine would arrive on the iPad “complete & uncensored,” and left us questioning how it would get into the App Store. It may come a day later the the May 18th release that Hugh had initially promised, but so what, it’s here and what more could we ask for?

Now, where’s my iPad…

  • ALi

     Job’s said they take porn very seriously.. that’s what done it… lol

  • Deocliciano Okssipin Vieira

     Porn?

    Is PB magazine porn?

    I think it is about literature and eroticism.
    Not very ARTY of course …
    More pin up kinda thing.

    But NOT porno.
    Porno is what you do with yr partner.

  • Thiswayup999

     I don’t believe that Playboy should be classed as Porn. 

    It is Art

    I don’t get wood while I’m reading Playboy Magazine so it can’t be Porn.

  • Ken Hughes

     Sweet! Now I can reminisce about all the sneaking into dad’s secret stash under the bed…and the ass-whoopings that followed. :) 

  • Flounderteeth

     Interesting,

    There was a reason your dad kept the Playboy magazines hidden away.  The question shouldn’t be “is this great for you as a grown man to have access to porn on your ipad?” … but it should be “is it good for your kids to have easy access to it?”  To their credit, it does requires a credit card account.

    Playboy is porn though (it is mild, but it is …), and it is a first step toward stuff that can be highly addictive and destructible.  [Porn = pornography … ‘graphy’ means ‘graphic’ because men are aroused and drawn into things visually].  Four months ago I watched a friend of mine have his marriage and life fall apart because of his addiction to porn on the internet.  The end losers were the four kids (his wife really didn’t over react – it progressed that badly).

  • Anon

    Very interesting.  They won’t even have to pay Apple’s 30% cut.

    I wonder if this could be a possible avenue for getting Japanese ero-games (visual novels) onto the device.  I’m sure you could get them to run in a web browser format.  The only challenge would be saving your data, but I’m sure they could work out a password based save like the old Mega Man games used to do.

  • Jv

    Wow, nice etymology. You make that up yourself?

    Porn = prostitute. Graphy = to write. Pornography = “description of prostitutes”.
    http://www.etymonline.com/inde

  • ALi

    Orit… i take my words back… lol 

  • Ken Hughes

    Wait…what? The etymology of “pornography” is “graphic pornography”? Warning: recursive etymology.

    Oh and sorry about your friends marriage. :(

  • Anonymous

    Drugs, absolutely.  Alcohol, sure.  I’ll even buy that video games can be addictive.  But I can’t believe that someone would be pulled to porn enough to wreck a marriage as much as pushed into it by the existing problems and neglect of their partner.  In other words, the only way you pick porn over sex is if you have no desire to have sex with the person in question… porn doesn’t do that on its own, and people who blame it are just using it as cover for their own inadequacies.

  • Guppyskipper

    It is oh, so subtle, be it eventually leads to a more intense desire for more…that’s how men’s brains work. PBs soft poems leads one to a search for harder stuff. Flounderteeth is right…don’t fool yourself…it can wreck a marriage in time.

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