Somehow, The Sun's iPad app got past Apple’s 'no porn' rules

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Ok, so what’s this? Porn on the iPad?! Well, not quite. The Sun newspaper is well known for retaining this throw-back tradition from the 1970s, but somehow, somehow, they’ve managed to get their infamous “Page 3 Girl” into the new iPad edition of the newspaper, despite Steve’s war on porn.

Users will be charged £4.99 for the initial app download (it comes with the first month free, iTunes link), and then a £4.99 subscription every 28 days. It’s all part of Rupert “King Canute” Murdoch’s attempt to keep the sea of free content at bay.

But despite Apple’s strict policy on nudity in iPad and iPhone apps, here is the proof that the app is uncensored (the moustache is a TechCrunch addition).

The photo of Chloe (22, from Leeds) has not been pixelated, black-boxed or censored at all.

Could it be that newspapers will escape the iPad app porn ban? This should be good news for European newspapers and magazines at least, a few of which are notoriously strewn with flesh.

Indeed, German publishers have been enthusiastically backing an iPad competitor for partly this reason. The WeTab (formerly the WePad, but we hear Apple objected to the name) won’t have any such restrictions.

Germany’s Stern, the famously risque magazine, had its iPhone app removed by Apple last November without warning due to objections over photo galleries featuring too much nakedness.

Meanwhile, here’s the uncensored version, for all you adults, or Europeans…

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