Apple Sorts Out Censorship App Issues

iPhone’s 3.0 software will come with rated censorship

A report by Mac hero site, 9 to 5 Mac, says that the soon-to-be-released iPhone 3.0 software and iTunes 8.2 will allow parents to put in place measures that assure kids are not accessing content they shouldn’t be seeing on their iPhone. This comes after much criticism from some sectors about the current blocks being too restrictive.

There will be several layers of censorship including 4+, 9+, 12+ and 17+ (some parents have way too much money if their four and nine year olds have an iPhone!), and mum and dad have to put in a four-digit code in order to make sure the application is working.

With iTunes, the censorship is a little more generic with the app following the rating already supplied to a game or television programme, or if a song already as a parental advisor attached.