Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 16th Jun 2009 13:25 UTC
Apple During last week's Worldwide Developers Conference, Apple introduced a new iPhone model, the iPhone 3GS, which comes, among other things, with a faster processor and more RAM. Since this is a developers' conference, there were also numerous sessions on iPhone development, and the last session was about publishing on the App Store. Since every session at every WWDC is always followed by an open Q&A session, you'd figure this'd be the perfect opportunity for iPhone developers to ask about Apple's App Store policies. Well, no.
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RE[3]: what a sharp contrast
by JAlexoid on Tue 16th Jun 2009 21:56 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: what a sharp contrast"
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Where is it closed; I purchase a Mac and about the only thing different is the fact that it uses an EFI firmware and the operating system is Mac OS X (and only works on Mac's). For all intents and purposes, it is a bog standard PC which you can throw Linux, *BSD, OpenSolaris, Windows or what have you on it. Nothing stops you from leaving the ecosystem - this 'closed system' is a load of crap. The Mac is no more closed than the average PC - the BIOS is proprietary, the chipset is proprietary, the CPU for christ sake is proprietary, so cry me a bloody river why don't you.


Do you know what the word "context" means? There is no issue with reusing the same H/W for different purposes. There is however an issue with working on that platform. Witch is essentially the most closed off platform out there. And platform means both hardware AND software.
And RTFA for more evidence that Apple is closed off.
As another piece of evidence, they whined and bitched about supporting Java, and look at how they treat it afterwards... Updates are late, bugs unpatched, versions are unavailable for products that are 3 years old and so on...

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