Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 2nd May 2012 08:29 UTC
Apple Apple is rejecting applications that use Dropbox because if the user of such an application does not have the actual Dropbox application installed, he is presented with a Dropbox login form through Safari, which happens to also show a sign-up link, and after clicking on that sign-up link, users could potentially run into one of the paid Dropbox options. Application developers and users surprised by this may need to read about the frog and the scorpion.
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RE: I hate the inconsistency
by Alfman on Wed 2nd May 2012 17:38 UTC in reply to "I hate the inconsistency"
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"I don't have a problem, in principal, with Apple having and enforcing app store guidelines. It's their right as a business to do as they will with their product, just as it is your right to use someone else's product if you disagree with them."

I agree with you, that apple should be able to do what they want within their stores. However the real issue at stake is that customers aren't being permitted to choose alternative stores on devices they own, they are forced to use the bundled moderated one. It should be our right as consumers to select a different store, and just as MS was told it could not bundle IE with windows, I'm hopeful that some day apple will have to unbundle the apple app store from ios, (and the windows app store from windows 8, etc).

Otherwise, we'll forever be dependent upon corporations to decide and control what we can do, and they'll do whatever they can to make it technologically & economically unviable for us to avoid them.

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