Linked by Eugenia Loli on Thu 24th Jul 2008 00:09 UTC
Apple There are no less than five apps to turn my iPhone into a flashlight, yet I can't turn it into a 3G-powered Wi-Fi hotspot. Why? Because the SDK has more restrictions than Guantanamo-devs can't integrate with the OS and have to steer way, way clear of copyright and trademark issues-so the most innovative, game-changing apps might not ever make it to your squeaky clean iPhone." An editorial by Gizmodo. Many kinds of apps (from multi-IM apps running on the background, to copy/paste) require the level of system integration that either is not possible via the existing official API, or that Apple artificially limits via lawyers.
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RE[3]: iPhone Dev will evolve
by righard on Thu 24th Jul 2008 11:18 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: iPhone Dev will evolve"
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Letting others not rip you off is not called cheap, it's smart. If everyone with enough money thought the way you did things would become even more expensive making it even harder for those without enough money.
It would be more moral to just buy stuff at the price it's worth, and if you have so much, why not give the rest to some charity, it's better of there then in the hands of some filthy rich businessman.

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