Linked by David Adams on Tue 5th Aug 2008 21:15 UTC, submitted by peskypescado
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless I have recently been in the market for a new smartphone. The iPhone looks like some nice hardware and I'm already an AT&T customer, but after Apple's trend of pulling Apps from iTunes lately I'm just not buying. Apple has proven to me that I don't want to live in a closed ecosystem. It made me realize what my real issue with Apple is: their business practices.
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Comment by ashcrow
by ashcrow on Wed 6th Aug 2008 13:24 UTC
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Totally agree. I owned an iPod touch for a bit. I figured that even though it was closed it would do what I wanted (a rare laps in judgement). I quickly found out it didn't. It would only sync with iTunes, the battery life was poor, applications were very VERY few, it supported only a few audio formats and I couldn't write anything for it. It was jail break it or sell it .... so I did one, was still disappointed, then the other.

Basically it is really hard for me to think that people pay money (and really it's a lot of it) for essentially adding the phone call features.

I can also say I use to have some respect for Apple products until iPod's stopped 'just working' with versions of OS X (had to help my mother with that), the OS X stability issues, iTunes silly DRM, and the iPhone/iTouch super proprietary setup.

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