Tumblr becomes latest app to get 17+ rating after 500px, Vine porn row

Apple created something of a stir when it removed the popular 500px app from the App Store due to concerns over pornographic content being shared. Similarly, it removed Vine from its recommended apps after Twitter’s new foray in to social video sharing featured a NSFW video as its top editor’s pick.

Thankfully, 500px is back on the App Store with a 17+ rating, and now Tumblr has followed suit, fresh with its own mature content popup warning. Customers downloading version 3.2.4 all saw the popup featured below.

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It’s not clear whether this is a move by Apple forcing Tumblr’s developers to include the notice, or if they are pre-empting Cupertino’s bosses following the recent kerfuffle with 500px and Vine. That said, it is clear in the App Store’s rules that apps portraying nude or pornographic content are prohibited, and those giving access to third party blogs/sites have to display a warning.

Via: AppleInsider

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