Every Playboy issue will be available on the iPad starting May 2nd. That includes the first issue in 1953 to the most recent. It will be a web-based subscription service that will bypass Apple’s App Store due to restrictions on adult content.
The new service dubbed iPlayboy by Playboy’s founder, Hugh Hefner, will cost subscribers 8 dollars a month.
Here is what Hugh Hefner tweeted today:
iPlayboy–Uncensored Playboy will be available on iPad on May 2, every issue, for just $8 a month.
Hugh also tweeted in January that it would arrive in March but with a more specific date the service may finally arrive.
The service was also confirmed by Playboy spokesman Theresa Hennessey in January telling Fox news,
“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.
I don’t know how much interest there will be in a non-nide Playboy app but there are plans to create one, Hennessey stated, “also have plans to release a non-nude version of a Playboy-branded iPad app in the coming months that adheres to all of Apple’s policies and guidelines.”