Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 2nd Nov 2008 10:59 UTC, submitted by Cam
Opera Software Earlier, we reported that Apple had rejected Opera Mini from the App Store. A New York Times blog entry claimed that Opera's CEO and co-founder Jon Stephenson von Tetzchner said that Apple wouldn't let them release Opera Mini for the iPhone because it competed with Mobile Safari. John Gruber, of Daring Fireball, did some researching of his own, and found out via anonymous sources who do not wish to be identified, that the situation is a little bit different.
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Comment by linumax
by linumax on Sun 2nd Nov 2008 15:41 UTC
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2007-02-07

My understanding, based on information from informed sources who do not wish to be identified because they were not authorized by their employers, is that Opera has developed an iPhone version of Opera Mini — but they haven’t even submitted it to Apple, let alone had it be rejected.

I do not trust unnamed sources on the Internet.

Until there's evidence on either side of the story, this is just another unsubstantiated rumor.

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RE: Comment by linumax
by sbenitezb on Sun 2nd Nov 2008 16:47 in reply to "Comment by linumax"
sbenitezb Member since:
2005-07-22

You can't really trust anyone in internet. People talk bullshit all the time. Specially journalists, which most of the time put their own missinterpretations in other's people mouths.

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RE[2]: Comment by linumax
by StephenBeDoper on Sun 2nd Nov 2008 20:27 in reply to "RE: Comment by linumax"
StephenBeDoper Member since:
2005-07-06

You can't really trust anyone in internet.


...unless / until you can find substantiation for their claims. And in this case, the claim is not just unverifi<u>ed</u>, it's unverifiable.

Edited 2008-11-02 20:28 UTC

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RE: Comment by linumax
by google_ninja on Sun 2nd Nov 2008 17:04 in reply to "Comment by linumax"
google_ninja Member since:
2006-02-05

Especially when the "unnamed source" is quoted by a guy like john gruber.

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RE[2]: Comment by linumax
by Thom_Holwerda on Sun 2nd Nov 2008 17:10 in reply to "RE: Comment by linumax"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

Well, Gruber is, of course, a Mac fanboy, but he's not as bad as some others. He's fully capable of criticising Apple when the company deserves it.

So, that's why I think it's difficult to pick a side here based on reputation alone. The "unnamed sources" bit is of course a bit worrying, but then again, it won't be the first time that a blogger/journalist misquotes an interviewee.

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