I like Apple products: they’re incredibly easy to use, and often make me wonder why I didn’t start using them sooner. But I’m often baffled by their incompetence when it comes to handling “sensitive” material on their devices. The latest incident is linked above, as an issue of the comic book Saga has been banned from being sold in all apps for portraying gay sex on some of its pages.
The broad policy is particularly batty given the popularity of Apple products with creative types. This particular incident is also confusing because an app like Comixology, which is the most popular comics app on iOS, is rated 17+ for, among other things, “Frequent/Intense Sexual Content or Nudity.”
I’m not much of a comic book reader, but I’ve heard enough good things about Saga that I might go out and pick up a hard copy to support it. In addition, people who use apps like Comixology can stiff Apple by making their purchases on the web, then syncing the books to their devices.