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Alas, Apple Already Scrubbed the Porn Gifs from iOS 10

TechAlas, Apple Already Scrubbed the Porn Gifs from iOS 10

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Your fond childhood memories of My Little Pony might already be ruined, though.

Apple released iOS 10 to the masses on Tuesday, and despite the occasional bricks and usual hiccups that inevitably accompany these things, early upgraders are eagerly testing out their phones' coolest new tricks. As it turns out, they discovered a few that not even Apple knew about.

One of this upgrade's more notable features allows users to send a gif from within the Messages app itself. No more laborious Google Image search required! So instead of typing POUND (weak), or using a simple fist emoji (bor-ing), you can now quickly and easily, you know:

Hell yeah, that's the good stuff.

Unfortunately (or fortunately, depending on your particular messaging proclivities), our Cupertino overlords did not apply the most stringent of content filters to this feature. Thus, a few lucky texters found, probably in hilarious fashion, that the library of available gifs featured everything from horrifying mistreatment of revered childhoods icons to, well, regular ol' hardcore porn. (No, these links are not remotely safe for work.)

For those of you reading this and thinking "feature not bug," bad news: as expected, the famously buttoned-up company has already begun dissociating the offensive (but, hilariously, sometimes entirely inoffensive!) words from the more notable, um, content. Even if you scramble to upgrade now, by the time the process is complete, you'll be back to using the eggplant emoji all over again.

Of course, mistakes happen during every tech rollout (hey, at least iOS devices aren't literally bursting into flames). Next time, Apple should hedge against problems like this by including a randomly selected frat in its beta testing. No way the dudes at Kappa Sig go more than 20 minutes before discovering this feature, gleefully overusing it for the entire trial period, and enthusiastically naming it as their favorite new feature to their terrified focus group facilitator. Problem identified and solved! When it comes to bugs like this, a little bro-based market research goes a long way.

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