Linked by Eugenia Loli on Tue 28th Jul 2009 06:13 UTC
Apple The news just broke that Apple has rejected the official upcoming Google Voice application, and stopped distributing the third party "GV" application, an app that was previously authorized. Read on for a quick commentary, from the point of view of not an Apple or Google fangirl, but from someone who genuinely appreciates VoIP SIP (even if Google Voice itself is not VoIP, read on). For those who have read my blog over the years, would probably remember my VoIP-related rants since 2005. UPDATE: A more direct, more personal, reply from me to Apple and AT&T.
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Comment by iampivot
by iampivot on Tue 28th Jul 2009 07:16 UTC
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2005-08-09

Sooner or later, this will result in a lawsuit. Apple is threading into monopolistic behaviour by blocking "duplicate functionality" applications.

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RE: Comment by iampivot
by David on Tue 28th Jul 2009 07:37 in reply to "Comment by iampivot"
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1997-10-01

I do think that Apple ought to be sued for damages by some of its iPhone developers, but it's not going to be because of any kind of monopoly. As popular as the iPhone is, there are a lot of alternatives out there, and there always will be. As a consumer, if you don't want to put up with Apple's app store tyranny, you need to use another device. Personally, I'd like to send Apple a message. Problem is, not only am I locked into a contract with AT&T, but I just love the iPhone too damn much. I'm so conflicted!

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