Linked by David Adams on Thu 30th Jul 2009 23:14 UTC
Editorial I think I'd like to start an internet movement. Due to Apple's recent actions regarding the Google Voice app, I intend to criticize Apple every day at OSNews for 1984 days, or until they perform a very subtle and simple act of contrition. I'd like to enlist the help of every tech journalist, blogger, twitterer, Facebook denizen, and person who ever talks to another person. I'm that girl in the running shorts with the hammer, people! I'm throwing the hammer at the big creepy guy on the screen! We don't have to be slaves anymore! Read on for the full manifesto.
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As easy as that?
by eriwik on Fri 31st Jul 2009 11:43 UTC
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2009-07-31

Are you really sure Apple can just terminate their agreement with AT&T as easy as that? Do you seriouslly think that all AT&T got out of the deal was to be the sole operator offering the iPhone while being at Apple's mercy?

No, deals like these are usually regulated by contracts which makes and Microsoft EULA look tiny. Most probably Apple is stuck with AT&T for at least a few more months, perhaps even years. And they are probably also required to prevent certain types of apps that are in direct competition with AT&T's offerings.

Not that I'm defending Apple's actions or anything, but it seems quite naïve to think that they are doing this just because they are a bunch of assholes or AT&T tells them to. In modern economics things are rarely that simple.

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