No, Apple Likely Didn’t Censor the Word Jailbreak From iTunes Intentionally

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On Thursday some users noticed that Apple had seemed to censor the word jailbreak from iTunes. Searches for the word would yield results, many of which appeared as j*******k. However, it turns out that it was a mistake.

Apple was trying to censor the word from App searches for iOS device, likely for reasons that they don’t want anything associated with jailbreaking in any way appearing in the App Store.

That’s where the problem was. Somewhere in the process of censoring the word from the App Store, it seems that they mistakenly censored it throughout iTunes as well. This caused the word to be censored from various places, such as Thin Lizzy’s Jailbreak album, and some movies, TV shows, podcasts, etc.

It seems that things have since been fixed, and it’s most likely that someone slipped up a bit and Apple fixed it within a day. Nothing to see here, folks. Carry on, carry on.

[via Amog]

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