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Steve Jobs Recommends Android Phones for Porn

It is a sad day for that cross section of both Apple and porn fans who have been hoping for ways around Apple’s ban on porn. In an e-mail to a customer, Jobs confirms that he believes Apple has a “moral responsibility” to keep porn off the iPhone. He does offer an alternative though: Buy an Android phone.

In a copy of an email sent to TechCrunch, the Apple CEO responded to a customer named Matthew Browning, who was concerned with Apple’s seeming trend towards blocking content that the company decided was inappropriate. Browning told Jobs, “It appears that more and more Apple is determining for it’s consumers what content they should be able to receive. For instance, the blocking of Mark Fiore’s comic app (due to being political satire) or blocking of what Apple considers to be porn.”

The reference to Mark Fiore is in response to Apple’s decision to reject the application of the Pulitzer-prize-winning political cartoon satirist, on the grounds that it violated Apple’s license policy that forbids content it deems “may be found objectionable, for example, materials that may be considered obscene, pornographic, or defamatory.” Apple has since asked Fiore to resubmit his app.

“Fiore’s app will be in the store shortly.” Jobs told Browning, “That was a mistake. However, we do believe we have a moral responsibility to keep porn off the iPhone. Folks who want porn can buy and Android phone.”

This isn’t the first time that Jobs has suggested that the Android is a better fit for porn aficionados. During a Q&A session following the announcement of the iPhone 4.0 OS earlier this month:

“You know, there’s a porn store for Android. You can download nothing but porn. You can download porn, your kids can download porn. That’s a place we don’t want to go – so we’re not going to go there.”

Sorry iPad users, this includes you too.