When Hugh Hefner tweeted last night that a Playboy app was bringing the magazine’s entire back catalogue to the iPad – even the naughty bits! – it got the internet tittering. But my friends, we’ve been snookered.
What is coming to the iPad is Playboy’s custom website. That is to say, a subscription service that you access on your browser, with pages formatted to be iPad-optimised. You’ll still be able to access the entire history of the magazine in a much more convenient environment than that 250GB hard drive, although there’s no word yet on how much you’ll pay for the privilege.
Those looking for an app will have one eventually, but it will be subject to all the same App Store censorship policies (read: no nekkid) that any other content provider is subject to.
What you’re feeling right now, friends? That’s disappointment, with a tinge of self-loathing over same disappointment. [Fox News]