Most iPhones come with a pre-downloaded mobile app called iBooks, which provides users with an easy way to access books while on the go. However, NCOSE warns that the app is "filled with erotic literature that supports rape myths, normalizes adult-with-teen-themed and incest-themed exploitation, and reinforces degrading racially charged sexual stereotypes."
Innocent search queries can produce graphic results. Many stories within the app contain themes such as "barely legal" sex, "student-teacher" sex, and even "babysitter" sex. Other themes include the submission of minorities to white males and "forced sex," which Halverson said is tantamount to rape.
"While authors may briefly note the characters are of legal age, the covers feature young girls dressed up as children or in explicitly sexual positions and the motifs are clearly designed to indulge the fantasy of statutory rape between an adult and a young teenager," NCOSE warned. "In fact, many of the book descriptions mention that the girl is reluctant to participate or is involved in 'forced sex.'"
According to NCOSE, the iBooks policy differs from Apple's other policies that have prevented pornography from being available on Apple TV and the Apple app store.