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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Poor arguments!!
by Hakime on Wed 6th Aug 2008 06:49 UTC
Hakime
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2005-11-16

"Why will Adobe’s CS4 suite be 64-bit only on Windows? An Apple business decision."

No way, Apple decided not to provide a 64 carbon (even though it was available in the first leopard builds) because they realized that it is the only solution to force big editors like Adobe to switch to Cocoa. Apple wants to go forward and having a legacy of Carbon applications is not going to help. Dropping gradually Carbon is important for Apple, this the sort of decision that Microsoft can't do and that everyone in few years will acknowledge.

"Why is the iPhone only available on AT&T? An Apple business decision."

Granted that Apple should better go for other carriers too, but when they introduced the iPhone, going for a single carrier was certainly the best thing to do as Apple is a new player in the phone market.

"Why couldn’t .Mac users wait until MobileMe was stable to switch their e-mail over? Again, an Apple business decision."

Granted that Apple should have done it differently, Apple has admitted the mistake, Jobs itself has admitted the mistake.

http://arstechnica.com/journals/apple.ars/2008/08/05/steve-jobs-on-...

"It may seem funny, but it would really bother me to have Apple deciding what I can and cannot use. "

Apple does not....

"After Apple’s trend of pulling Apps from iTunes lately I really can’t say I trust them."

So far two applications, probably for good reason. And it seems that NetShare will be back soon.

http://www.nullriver.com/

And also recall this:

http://www.wireless.att.com/learn/articles-resources/iphone-terms.j...

where it is written this

"Furthermore, unlimited plans (except for DataConnect and BlackBerry tethered) cannot be used for any applications that tether the device (through use of, including without limitation, connection kits, other phone/PDA-to-computer accessories, Bluetooth or any other wireless technology) to laptops, PCs, or other equipment for any purpose."

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