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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RE[4]: what a sharp contrast
by kaiwai on Wed 17th Jun 2009 03:49 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: what a sharp contrast"
kaiwai
Member since:
2005-07-06

Do you know what the word "context" means? There is no issue with reusing the same H/W for different purposes. There is however an issue with working on that platform. Witch is essentially the most closed off platform out there. And platform means both hardware AND software.
And RTFA for more evidence that Apple is closed off.
As another piece of evidence, they whined and bitched about supporting Java, and look at how they treat it afterwards... Updates are late, bugs unpatched, versions are unavailable for products that are 3 years old and so on...


Oh yes, how terrible - all two people who use Java are going to be unhappy. Cry me a river. In the time I have owned my Macbook I have never used anything utilising Java - that is how wide spread it is out there for mainstream end users. Yes, there is a security problem and it has been fixed - but it has as much impact as Microsoft deciding to withdrawing support for gopher.

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RE[5]: what a sharp contrast
by suryad on Wed 17th Jun 2009 14:26 in reply to "RE[4]: what a sharp contrast"
suryad Member since:
2005-07-09

Hmm I dont know about 2 people but a whole lot of Java developers judging from their blogs use Apple machines primarily.

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UltraZelda64 Member since:
2006-12-05

Wow, you must really like rivers of tears. Sounds like some Apple fan woke up on the wrong side of the bed today. [kaiwai] Get over it, Apple is not a utopia.

Edited 2009-06-17 16:40 UTC

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RE[5]: what a sharp contrast
by Moochman on Thu 18th Jun 2009 09:36 in reply to "RE[4]: what a sharp contrast"
Moochman Member since:
2005-07-06

That's some argument there--"I have never used x, therefore it has no bearing on mainstream users." And comparing Java to Gopher is just plain insulting. Even if you define "the mainstream user" as someone who has no need for such tools as Eclipse, NetBeans, Visual Paradigm, MATLAB, Maple, or any kind of Java-based web development, surely most Mac users have heard of Azureus (now called Vuze) and LimeWire?

Maybe you should think before you speak?

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