Feeds

Playboy sneaks NAKED LADIES onto iPad

Entire back catalogue in fondleslab format

Security for virtualized datacentres

Playboy has whipped open the bathrobe on its latest plan to combat falling sales and the ready availability of free net smut – an online version of the magazine's entire 57-year back catalogue.

Those wishing to cough $8 a month (or $60 a year, $100 for two years) for the iPlayboy service are promised "every issue, every Playmate, every celebrity, every article, every joke, even every vintage advertisement".

Screen grab of iPlayboy

According to the Chicago Tribune, Playboy's chief content officer, Jimmy Jellinek, hailed iPlayboy as “the world's sexiest time machine”, which is "meant to appeal to that sense of collective nostalgia and affinity".

Punters will "no longer have to store 57 years – 682 issues – of Playboy under their mattress", he noted.

A big selling point for iPlayboy is the back catalogue's availability on the iPad, entirely uncensored as Hugh Hefner previously promised. This has prompted questions as to just how the smutmonger has managed to bypass the Apple ban on porn.

According to those in the know, iPlayboy isn't offering an app, but simply content optimised for the Cupertino fondleslab.

It's a cunning plan, but there are those who doubt people will be willing to stump hard cash for the service.

Samir Husni, director of the Magazine Innovation Center at the University of Mississippi School of Journalism, summarised to the Chicago Tribune: "The questions are: 'Do I need it? Do I want it? Is it relevant to me?' The answer is: 'No, no and no'." ®

New hybrid storage solutions

More from The Register

next story
Phones 4u slips into administration after EE cuts ties with Brit mobe retailer
More than 5,500 jobs could be axed if rescue mission fails
Apple CEO Tim Cook: TV is TERRIBLE and stuck in the 1970s
The iKing thinks telly is far too fiddly and ugly – basically, iTunes
Huawei ditches new Windows Phone mobe plans, blames poor sales
Giganto mobe firm slams door shut on Microsoft. OH DEAR
Phones 4u website DIES as wounded mobe retailer struggles to stay above water
Founder blames 'ruthless network partners' for implosion
Apple Pay is a tidy payday for Apple with 0.15% cut, sources say
Cupertino slurps 15 cents from every $100 purchase
Forget silly privacy worries - help biometrics firms make MILLIONS
Beancounter reckons dabs-scanning tech is the next big moneypit
Microsoft's Office Delve wants work to be more like being on Facebook
Office Graph, social features for Office 365 going public
prev story

Whitepapers

Providing a secure and efficient Helpdesk
A single remote control platform for user support is be key to providing an efficient helpdesk. Retain full control over the way in which screen and keystroke data is transmitted.
Top 5 reasons to deploy VMware with Tegile
Data demand and the rise of virtualization is challenging IT teams to deliver storage performance, scalability and capacity that can keep up, while maximizing efficiency.
Reg Reader Research: SaaS based Email and Office Productivity Tools
Read this Reg reader report which provides advice and guidance for SMBs towards the use of SaaS based email and Office productivity tools.
Security for virtualized datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.
Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops
Balancing user privacy and privileged access, in accordance with compliance frameworks and legislation. Evaluating any potential remote control choice.