Washington: Playboy founder Hugh Hefner has confirmed that the magazine will soon be available on iPad. Hefner, 84, took to his Twitter page to confirm that the entire uncensored Playboy catalogue will be available from March.
"Big news! Playboy-both old and new-will be available on iPad beginning in March," Fox News quoted Hefner as tweeting on his official feed.
"The iPad version of Playboy will include the whole magazine from the first issue to the latest. Playboy on iPad will be uncensored," he wrote.
The announcement comes despite Apple`s notorious censorship policy.
But Hefner`s statement has been clarified by Playboy spokesman Theresa Hennessey, who said that the comely centrefolds and sensual snaps from the magazine won`t be available in an iPad app after all.
"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," she said.
"The service will be iPad-compatible and will utilize iPad functions.
"Playboy`s engineers 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," she added.
Digital magazine publisher Bondi Digital, which admitted that it was powering the eye-popping iPad app, will be producing the men`s magazine.
"I can confirm that we are in development with them," Bondi co-founder David Anthony said.
"You`ll be able to access Playboy via the browser in your tablet and use the same password to access it on your computer," he stated.
Those seeking Playboy`s titillating photos will access Bondi`s custom website, not the app, which will, of course, be censored.