Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 24th Sep 2008 07:50 UTC
Apple The situation regarding Apple's App Store for the iPhone is getting weirder by the day. Several applications have been rejected from the App Store based on seemingly dubious claims such as duplication of functionality (even though they didn't duplicate anything), or alikeness to default applications. Two such cases made headline news over the past few days; Podcaster and MailWrangler. The developers of these applications openly protested against these rejections, and apparently, Apple doesn't really like that. Apple now reiterates that rejections fall under the NDA, prohibiting developers from speaking up about rejections.
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What a Company
by moondevil on Wed 24th Sep 2008 09:13 UTC
moondevil
Member since:
2005-07-08

I still like Apple, somehow, but I shudder just to think how the computing landscape would be if they had a bigger market quota.

A Microsoft like company with Apple NDA's policies, no thanks!

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RE: What a Company - no need to shudder
by jabbotts on Wed 24th Sep 2008 16:29 in reply to "What a Company"
jabbotts Member since:
2007-09-06

With the current market, there would still be BSDs, Linux based distros and a handful of other OS to choose from. Apple can only control those who choose it's products.

If Apple and MS had swapped market share percentages back in the day, I think Unix like platforms would still have developed to provide an alternative choice. After all, osX is a fork of a Unix like platform that came before it.

I'd shudder for those who think they have only the choice of two brand names. The rest of us would be just fine either way.

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