Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 31st Oct 2013 23:32 UTC

Since my contract renewal was up, I had the option to renew it and buy a new phone alongside with it. Since I have an unofficial policy of never buying into the same platform twice in a row, and because it has been a long time since I bought something from Cupertino, I decided to go with the newest iPhone, the 5S. I'm planning on a more thorough review sometime later this year after more thorough use, but here are a few short first impressions.

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RE[2]: Locked-in Defaults
by intangible on Fri 1st Nov 2013 20:42 UTC in reply to "RE: Locked-in Defaults"
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About the javascript engine reasoning... Sorry, just not buying it. Them not allowing fits perfectly with their anti-competitive behavior in every other aspect of their company culture / behavior, the "technology" reasons they give are _very_ dubious to most who know software...

Gruber is just about the biggest Apple apologist on the planet; I wouldn't take any Apple justifications from him without a giant grain of salt.

Apple made some great products years ago (Apple II etc), but they lost the market because they couldn't stop control squeezing until it all slipped through their fingers... With iOS, they following the same trajectory, doing it all over again. Control freaks to the end... The downside this time is that they're screwing the rest of us in tech with all the lawsuit precedents they setting.

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