Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 16th Jun 2009 13:25 UTC
Apple During last week's Worldwide Developers Conference, Apple introduced a new iPhone model, the iPhone 3GS, which comes, among other things, with a faster processor and more RAM. Since this is a developers' conference, there were also numerous sessions on iPhone development, and the last session was about publishing on the App Store. Since every session at every WWDC is always followed by an open Q&A session, you'd figure this'd be the perfect opportunity for iPhone developers to ask about Apple's App Store policies. Well, no.
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Hate
by puelocesar on Tue 16th Jun 2009 14:05 UTC
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2008-10-30

The point is: Apple hates developers. But seriously need them, so we get this weird situation.

Apple products are great, but I just can't accept their behavior of ignoring problems instead of addressing them while pretending everything is wonderful..

Well, if they weren't such bitches their marketshare wouldn't be so low compared to the much inferior Win XP and Win Vista

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RE: Hate
by kaiwai on Tue 16th Jun 2009 14:16 in reply to "Hate"
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2005-07-06

The point is: Apple hates developers. But seriously need them, so we get this weird situation.

Apple products are great, but I just can't accept their behavior of ignoring problems instead of addressing them while pretending everything is wonderful..

Well, if they weren't such bitches their marketshare wouldn't be so low compared to the much inferior Win XP and Win Vista


Who I think are the pussy whipped bitches are the developers unwilling to grow a backbone and refuse to develop for the iPhone. Nothing is stopping these developers from standing up and saying, "enough is enough, we aren't going to support a platform that does not give us control over the development and deployment of our own product".

Personally I can't work out the fixation with the iPhone; never have and never will given that I don't have a fetish for 'smart phones'. I have an el-cheap $149 Telecom WCDMA phone (a rebranded ZTE phone) which does everything I need - it confuses me, therefore, that developers ignore that they have the power in the relationship because they can with hold developing for a said platform if they wish - the problem is that they'd sooner develop and then whine than stand on some principles.

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RE[2]: Hate
by Tuishimi on Tue 16th Jun 2009 14:33 in reply to "RE: Hate"
Tuishimi Member since:
2005-07-06

OUCH!

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IPhone developers are "Code whores"
by goffster on Tue 16th Jun 2009 15:43 in reply to "RE: Hate"
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2007-11-24

They get their money, but they get treated like crap.

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RE[2]: Hate
by StephenBeDoper on Tue 16th Jun 2009 15:59 in reply to "RE: Hate"
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2005-07-06

Who I think are the pussy whipped bitches are the developers unwilling to grow a backbone and refuse to develop for the iPhone.


(emphasis: mine)

I expect that Palm, RIM, Microsoft, etc are looking at the current situation and hoping for just that eventuality.

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RE[2]: Hate
by rozzy on Tue 16th Jun 2009 18:06 in reply to "RE: Hate"
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2009-06-16

every platform has plusses and minuses. is it really better to develop for a platform with no devices out there?

yes the store is a pain - it also is a quick way for developers to market to a large audience and to monetize. those a big benefits.

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RE[2]: Hate
by HappyGod on Wed 17th Jun 2009 04:44 in reply to "RE: Hate"
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2005-10-19

Who I think are the pussy whipped bitches are the developers unwilling to grow a backbone and refuse to develop for the iPhone. Nothing is stopping these developers from standing up and saying, "enough is enough, we aren't going to support a platform that does not give us control over the development and deployment of our own product".

Personally I can't work out the fixation with the iPhone; never have and never will given that I don't have a fetish for 'smart phones'. I have an el-cheap $149 Telecom WCDMA phone (a rebranded ZTE phone) which does everything I need - it confuses me, therefore, that developers ignore that they have the power in the relationship because they can with hold developing for a said platform if they wish - the problem is that they'd sooner develop and then whine than stand on some principles.


It really bothers me when people like you down the iPhone just because your phone "does everything you need". That's completely irrelevant. Who cares if you don't like smart phones? Other people use their mobile devices for more than just making phone calls, and those that do love the iPhone.

I've used every PDA/smartphone platform out there (except for Android), and the iPhone is not only the best, but it is the best by a country mile. That's why developers are falling over themselves to make applications for it, and that's why the Palm Pre (which looks excellent BTW) has so shamelessly copied them.

Apple has an effective monopoly by creating a phone that is significantly better than the opposition (for now). And it is abusing that monopoly - what a shock!

Edited 2009-06-17 04:44 UTC

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RE: Hate
by StephenBeDoper on Tue 16th Jun 2009 15:57 in reply to "Hate"
StephenBeDoper Member since:
2005-07-06

The point is: Apple hates developers. But seriously need them, so we get this weird situation.


Looking at Apple's treatment of iPhone devs, it almost seems that they're playing hard-to-get in order to create an impression of (to steal paraphrase the Simpsons) "wow, it looks like they don't even need my business!"

Apple products are great, but I just can't accept their behavior of ignoring problems instead of addressing them while pretending everything is wonderful..


Agreed, you've summed it up nicely. There's a quip that Winston Churchill made about the US that (IMO) also applies to Apple: "They always do the right thing... after they've tried everything else."

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RE[2]: Hate
by FunkyELF on Tue 16th Jun 2009 17:39 in reply to "RE: Hate"
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2006-07-26

Agreed, you've summed it up nicely. There's a quip that Winston Churchill made about the US that (IMO) also applies to Apple: "They always do the right thing... after they've tried everything else."


It is at that point where Apple fanbois will start to chime in and troll against Android. Once Apple changes their policies they will speak as if it was that way all along like how they do now with "DRM-Free" iTunes.

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