May 6, 2009

Apple May Offer Age Controls for iPhone Apps

New details are emerging about the parental control system coming to the App Store. All iPhone applications will be rated in one of four age categories: 4+, 9+, 12+, or 17+. Bits Blog reports.

quotemarksright.jpgA parental rating system would also solve some of the anomalies in the App Store. Apple refused to allow applications that play music from Nine Inch Nails or videos from “South Park,”even though it sold the same content in the iTunes store. The music and videos have a parental control system already. The company also has rejected a news reading application, reportedly because it links to the topless women in British tabloids.quotesmarksleft.jpg

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