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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RE: Comment by linumax
by google_ninja on Sun 2nd Nov 2008 17:04 UTC in reply to "Comment by linumax"
google_ninja
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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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RE[3]: Comment by linumax
by mckill on Sun 2nd Nov 2008 18:26 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by linumax"
mckill Member since:
2007-06-12

Grubber has this thing for calling out bullshit from other writers, so i kind of doubt he's just make it up himself. he has real contacts at Apple where he likely got this information from.

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