Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 3rd Jul 2015 18:56 UTC

Recently there has a been a lot of debate wether Safari is the new IE, or Apple simply is building a user-centric web, but I think that removes focus from the real problem.

The problem isn't Safari. It's a somewhat modern browser that in the eyes of some might lack some important features, but overall is still pretty good and modern.

The real problem is Apple's lack of browser-choice in iOS, and that's a problem for several reasons.

When Apple allows other browsers (not just wrappers!), email clients, mapping services, etc. to be set as default by iOS users, we're going to see a whole bunch of Google iPhones. I'm pretty sure Apple is not looking forward to that as of yet.

Maybe later, when Apple Maps stops being a joke, doesn't choke when it's displaying more than 3 emails, and Safari stops sucking.

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RE: Why Apple...
by terrakotta on Sun 5th Jul 2015 06:01 UTC in reply to "Why Apple..."
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Maybe because they like the product, and can't change something that is artificially locked for no reason but pushing the device makers' own other products.

In a sense you are right, it is their device they sell to you and they can decide what their policies are. and you can decide not to buy it, based on all the pro's and con's.

The thing is that this device can do, and does so much more than normal appliances used to do. The fixed bloatware apps actually are a big negative, and the device would be so much more capable if these artificial boundaries weren't put in place. There are so many factors to take into account that should not have to be taken into account, but are because they put money into preventing you from using it otherwise.

It's not only Apple that has this disease, these days it's practically impossible to buy a phone that is really awesome, but sucks due to OEM fixed and locked extra software.

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