Apple now offers R-rated content on iTunes and early estimates are showing the most popular downloaded application is 'Hottest Girls', a slide show of nude hotties. Unfortunately I don't own an iPhone or use iTunes so I can't fulfill my journalistic duty by seeing and using the application for myself. I'm not calling MercuryNews.com a liar, but you wouldn't want me to review a movie I havn't seen yet would you?
It's not hard to figure out why this app became so popular so fast. Who wants to read a six month old Home & Garden magazine while waiting for your name to be called at the doctor's office when you could be looking at a virtual PlayBoy. Nothing creepy about that, right?
How far Apple goes with R-rated content may depend on how many people continue to download applications like this one. So tell your friends that if they want King Dong or Whore of the Worlds on their iPhone, they'd better get downloadin'.
Unrelated note: Reviews of the aforementioned movies will be provided next week by IEC contributor David.