One interesting thing Apple showed off at the Developers’ Conference today was parental controls. With the 3.0 version of iPhone’s OS, which will be disseminated next week, you’ll be able to set your iPhone so that your kid can’t download age-inappropriate content to it.
While I have always found the concept of parental controls silly, the secret message here is that Apple appears to be finally getting out of the censorship business. I mean, if you can prohibit your iPhone from being able to download x-rated apps, that must mean that there will be x-rated apps, right? So let’s see, Apple has 50,000 apps now. Any bets on how many it will have a year from now?