We all know that Apple is infamous for its tight grip over the content it allows in its iPhone apps. But it may not find the world's oldest profession morally reprehensible enough to exclude it from its app store. There really is an app for everything: Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols at ZDNet reports that the SugarSugar dating app is coming to iPhones in June. The company says that its app would target singles supporting the "sugar" lifestyle. Vaughan-Nichols explains what that means:

OK. And, what the heck is a "sugar" lifestyle. I'm glad you asked. According to the site, it's "for generous men looking to spoil, and dynamic women looking for financial support with bills, or who just need some excitement in life!" Ah., OK, prostitution in other words. Or, I suppose you could look it as a try-out system for would-be mistresses.

So this isn't technically a hooker app. But it is quite a wide step from even Match.com. At the very least, we can say that Apple must not find it objectionable to allow its devices to facilitate gold diggers looking for rich men, and rich men looking for attractive women who "date" them solely for their wealth. Whether that boils down to prostitution becomes a philosophical argument.

Read the full story at ZDNet.

(h/t: J.G.)

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