Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 2nd Feb 2010 23:25 UTC, submitted by Chicken Blood
Apple The beauty of the internet is such that every opinion has become worthless; this goes doubly so for those with publish buttons on (relatively, we're humble) major websites. For every opinion, there's a matching counter-opinion, and that's great. Yesterday, we linked to an article by Mark Pilgrim about tinkerers and the iPad, and of course, someone was bound to disagree with that one.
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If OS X goes down the same route
by darknexus on Tue 2nd Feb 2010 23:39 UTC
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Not that Apple cares about one user, but if OS X itself is closed to match the iPhone ecosystem, then no matter how nice I think OS X is (and I really do like it) I'm definitely done with it for good. I can put up with the app store ecosystem on my phone even though I don't like it, but on my computer? No way.
I suspect Apple knows they'd lose almost all of their Mac users by doing this. My guess is they'll keep the Mac as it is, since to do otherwise is likely to lose them a legion of fans. A lot of iPhone users aren't Mac users, and a lot of Mac users hate the iPhone because of the app store issues. I think Apple is smart enough to realize this (say whatever else you might about them, but they're not stupid) and I doubt they'll pull an iPhone on the Mac. If they're dumb enough to try, then they deserve to lose their Mac products altogether.

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