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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Now you understand
by alcibiades on Thu 7th Aug 2008 10:06 UTC
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Now you understand why it was so important to have all apps bought via Apple. And restricted access to and discussion of APIs. Because otherwise people might write inappropriate apps. Because otherwise people might make inappropriate use of their phones, and load on stuff like netshare. That would contravene agreements with the carriers who had exclusives. That would be real bad. It would affect your seamless integration of network, phone and PC

It might affect profits too. That would be even worse.

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