Playboy for iPad Will Arrive Via the Web, Not an App

I could not understand how Playboy would be able to provide their uncensored content in an iPad app while reading Engadget’s original blog item.

Playboy Magazine coming to iPad in its uncensored form in March, including full back catalog (Engadget)

Engadget later updated it with a link to a Fox News item that clarified the matter.

Playboy’s Pics Are Coming to iPad, Despite Apple’s Anti-Porn Rules

“We are releasing a web-based subscription service with Bondi Digital Publishing that will give users access to every issue of Playboy both past and present. The service will be iPad-compatible and will utilize iPad functions,” Hennessey said.

By providing a web-based service, Playboy gets around two issues related to iOS apps:
1. Censoring of mature content (as judged by Apple)
2. Content subscriptions for in-app purchases.

Note that Apple places warning on nearly all apps that provide web access. The alternative Atomic Web Browser, for example, features the warning in the screenshot seen on the left.