Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 23rd Feb 2010 20:59 UTC
Apple Now that Apple has unveiled the iPad, people are wondering what the future holds for the iPhone OS platform and the concepts behind it. The iPad comes scarily close to being an actual computer in the more classical sense of the word, and a recent Apple job posting seems to indicated the Cupertino giant is interested in further moving the iPhone OS up the ladder. We ask you: would you be put off or excited about the iPhone OS' restrictive model moving up the stack?
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Imagine a world ...
by JoeBuck on Tue 23rd Feb 2010 21:09 UTC
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... in which every program you run on your laptop has to be purchased via a Microsoft web site. Microsoft would approve each application, and would take a share of each sale. Apps that interfered with Microsoft's business model would not be approved, and there would be no recourse. It would not be possible to write your own program for your computer. Would you choose this world? Then why would you choose it if the monopolist is Apple instead of Microsoft?

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