Apple iPhone 4 users can now chat with X-rated stars

August 1st, 2010 - 10:51 am ICT by IANS  

London, Aug 1 (IANS) The porn industry is developing video-sex chat services for Apple iPhone 4 users so they can make live sex chats with X-rated stars.
Using the iPhone 4’s Face Time, firms are developing video-sex chat services and are hiring girls through internet adverts in the US, Daily Mail reported on its website Friday.

Face Time lets people call another iPhone 4 user and have live video chats over a Wi-Fi connection through the phone’s camera and screen.

But the adult industry wants its customers to share moments of an entirely different kind with its stars.

“A phone is such an intimate thing, you usually don’t lend it out or have someone else use it,” said Quentin Boyer, of Pink Visual, an adult production company.

He said his company began planning for iPhone 4 video services almost as soon as the device came out. They should be ready in a matter of weeks. He said the company will offer Face Time sessions with some of the same women who appear in its videos. “It has a very personal feel - your mobile phone to hers.”

The rise of Face Time porn puts Apple in an awkward position. Its competitors have products that allow video chat, too - HTC’s Evo 4G phone, for one.

But Apple has made a point of keeping applications sold in its iTunes store clean.

Apple has rejected book apps for featuring sexual content and political satires for their potential to offend. And last week it was accused of censoring its iBookstore by removing the risque short stories from its top 10 list.

Face Time is not even an outside developer’s app, but a main feature of the phone.

Watchdogs worry that Face Time could connect children to pornography or predators. Parents can put computers in public areas of the home to supervise internet usage, but mobile phones go anywhere.

“Unfortunately, both children and sexual predators are often ahead of parents when comes to technology,” says Donna Rice Hughes, president of Enough Is Enough, a child safety group.

Apple said that people can choose whom they chat with and parents can turn off the Face Time feature.

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