Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 23rd Mar 2010 16:26 UTC
Opera Software Think of Opera what you want, but those Norwegian guys and girls know how to get publicity. The company has announced it has submitted Opera Mini to the iPhone's App Store, and it has launched a website with a count-up timer, following how long it will take Apple to approve it - if at all, of course.
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I Suspect...
by kaelodest on Tue 23rd Mar 2010 18:00 UTC
kaelodest
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2006-02-12

That Apple will allow Opera. I do not see why this will bring every troll out from under the bridge, but it will. Apple the Company is very concerned with the end users experience overall. Most of Apple's actions (if you like them or not) make sense in that light. Apple is not evil it just wants to execute their Desktop Plan without having to be at the mercy of other ISVs.
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There was a time in the late 90s when just having MSIE on the Mac made your unit unstable (their shitty fonts preloaded into memory + OS 8 & 9 memory model)- During the Browser Wars Microsoft wanted to have the Web be their own Active X platform - it Failed. I think we all learned from that experience.
-=- The Apple store is turning out to be a work in progress. Some of what we see is product of it being relatively new. I have Had Apps rejected. I Have worked on Apps and had Apple Release something similar (or even better). It could make me feel bitter but that is silly. Some of Apple's Policies just makes sense -- I do not see why I need adult content to prove my first amendment or my free market.
My wife just reminded me that I have at least six browsers on my system (She does web and therefore I am a Guinea pig /debugging sled)
I SUSPECT that Apple will do it because it is the right thing not the thing that a select minority call right.

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