It had to happen: just days after the launch of the video-playing iPod, the first ‘adult' video content has become available. CNET is reporting that saucy sites Suicide Girls and Povpod are releasing content designed for perusal on your iPod.
Of course, watching porn on your ’Pod is fraught with problems: the 2.5in screen might be clear and bright, but big it ain’t. And while size isn’t everything, the iPod’s chrome backside is likely to become slippery when gripped with sweaty palms.
There’s plenty more cerebral content available for the iPod, of course - from the thousands of audio Podcasts to the new slew of video Podcasts available through the iTunes Music Store. And because it plays most MP4 and H.264 video at 320x240-pixel resolution, there’s no reason you can’t transfer your own video to the Pod. Whether that’s illegally ripped from DVD - tut, tut - or recorded using a computer with TV card is up to you.
But tech-heads will be well aware that porn has often been a driving force in the uptake of technology. Formats such as CD-ROM, DVD and even the internet would have taken longer to hit the mainstream - and might not even have succeeded at all - without the lure of naked flesh.
So the new iPod’s future seems secure… as if there were ever any doubt.