Russian iTunes launch sent users to LadyBoy porn -

Apple landed itself in a sticky situation when it launched its Russian iTunes and accidentally directed users to pornography.

Although its other iTunes software and storefront launches in 50 new countries went without a hitch, Russian users found iTunes was covered with explicit pornography in unexpected places.

The problem seemed to lie in the movies section, where users accessing films to rent and buy on the "More Films in Different Languages" tab were directed to xxx.xxx web addresses, when they clicked on movies without images.

This took them to a range of porn sites offering images of ladyboys, the HuffPo reports'.

Ironically Apple is rather stuffy about what can be placed on iTunes.

Russian Apple blog iPhones.ru claimed the mishap was a result of the company's developers using the placeholder website "Xxx.xxx" for certain sections of the code - and forgetting to update this to a real website for the final product.