Linked by David Adams on Tue 5th Aug 2008 21:15 UTC, submitted by peskypescado
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless I have recently been in the market for a new smartphone. The iPhone looks like some nice hardware and I'm already an AT&T customer, but after Apple's trend of pulling Apps from iTunes lately I'm just not buying. Apple has proven to me that I don't want to live in a closed ecosystem. It made me realize what my real issue with Apple is: their business practices.
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Faustian Deal
by ahmadster on Tue 5th Aug 2008 22:28 UTC
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2008-08-05

The way I see it, Apple went into a Faustian Deal with AT&T. When OSX came out, Apple was trying to play nice. You could tell this was not going to last once they were on top. The iPhone is showing us Apple's behavior when they have a majority market share.

Strike 1: "There is no SDK!, use Safari". NO Copy & Paste.
Strike 2: No SMS, MMS, Video, Voice Record, Bluetooth sync, Locked and Bricked iPhones, no contact sharing. NO Copy & Paste.
Strike 3: No video chat, NO Copy & Paste.

Now with 3G, you get to pay an extra $10/month for giving up all ability to SMS text messaging. Oh yeah.

I gave my iPhone away in February, so before the 3G hoopla.

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