Linked by David Adams on Tue 5th Aug 2008 21:28 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless On August 1 2007, I published an article called "My Month with the iPhone" wherein I examined the iPhone's now well-known advantages and deficiencies and speculated extensively on where Apple was likely to take the phone, development-wise. Now that the new iPhone and the iPhone 2.0 software have been out for a few weeks, and there's been a whole new storm of praise and gripes raging, I thought it would be illuminating for me to re-visit my prognostications and take my lumps.
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When You Choose Apple
by Bink on Tue 5th Aug 2008 23:14 UTC
Bink
Member since:
2006-02-19

People constantly criticize Microsoft for not being open enough, but then flock to Apple in droves with open arms and embrace one the most closed vendors out there.

When you choose Apple, you choose not to have a choice.

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RE: When You Choose Apple
by skingers6894 on Tue 5th Aug 2008 23:57 in reply to "When You Choose Apple"
skingers6894 Member since:
2005-08-10

Microsoft have opted with the "open" approach resulting in more hardware and added apps freedom. Apple have chosen the closed platform resulting in sexier hardware and a more consistent experience.

Those complaining about MS not being "open" enough are those who WANT an open platform so when Microsoft lets them down in that regard, they complain.

When Apple users complain it's generally when the company falls short of it's "it just works" ideal.

These are in fact different groups of people complaining about different things.

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RE: When You Choose Apple
by MysterMask on Sat 9th Aug 2008 08:25 in reply to "When You Choose Apple"
MysterMask Member since:
2005-07-12

People constantly criticize Microsoft for not being open enough


The problem with MS is their silly attitude that open standards are not adopted unless they created the standard themselves (OOXML vs ODF, XPS vs. PDF, etc.).

They'd rather take an open standard and 'embrace and extend' it so it gets useless for the public because the monoply vendor had his own financial benefit instead of interoperability in mind.

When you choose MS, you choose to have a choice to buy MS.

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