Linked by David Adams on Thu 30th Jul 2009 23:14 UTC
Editorial I think I'd like to start an internet movement. Due to Apple's recent actions regarding the Google Voice app, I intend to criticize Apple every day at OSNews for 1984 days, or until they perform a very subtle and simple act of contrition. I'd like to enlist the help of every tech journalist, blogger, twitterer, Facebook denizen, and person who ever talks to another person. I'm that girl in the running shorts with the hammer, people! I'm throwing the hammer at the big creepy guy on the screen! We don't have to be slaves anymore! Read on for the full manifesto.
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RE: **YAWN**
by robojerk on Thu 30th Jul 2009 23:04 UTC in reply to "**YAWN**"
robojerk
Member since:
2006-01-10

Last time I checked, the iPhone doesn't belong to anyone but Apple. They can do with it what they want. You can either purchase the iPhone, or NOT purchase the iPhone, but you can't get MAD at Apple for not including some feature that you want.


Last time I checked, when I buy a device I own it. I own my blackberry and am able to install any application I want on it.

AT&T's service offers access to the internet. So now AT&T is an ISP to handset devices but they are deciding to lock down access to sites like Skype, GV, etc. Imagine how people would react if AT&T DSL and fiber optic ISP blocked those sites?

Also, MacOS X is the operating system on the phone (according to Apple), will Apple also lock down a desktop PC from allowing me to install Google Voice?

Okay, the previous paragraph is a little tin foil hat'ish, but if Apple is left to do this then I can see them or someone else attempting to do this in the future if not with a handset maybe with a Netbook, Tablet or something else.

You whiners need to STFU. You don't have ANY control over what Apple does with Apple's products. That's the way it has ALWAYS been with Apple, and if you don't like it, then DON'T BUY THEIR PRODUCTS.

WOW.

Edited 2009-07-30 23:05 UTC

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RE[2]: **YAWN**
by rhavenn on Thu 30th Jul 2009 23:33 in reply to "RE: **YAWN**"
rhavenn Member since:
2006-05-12

You can still do anything you want with it. Jailbreak it and have fun, just don't expect Apple to support you or whine to Apple or OSNews when you hose your iPhone.

Apple sells a cohesive platform from soup to nuts and they sell a brand image. They want to control that image from A-Z. You can buy a copy of OS X and try and install it anywhere you want. Apple just won't support you and they shouldn't have to.

I think OS X rocks and is a excellent combination of usability, stability and looks. However, I will not buy an Apple product until they're a little more open with their hardware and software including the iPhone / iTouch and their desktop offerings. I vote with my wallet and so should you.

If you're really that unhappy with them then sell your iPhone, cancel your ATT contract and let both Apple and ATT know why. Of course, it's most likely that you won't do so because the other 90% of the functionality that the iPhone provides falls in your "must have column" and/or it's a image thing and you're following the rest of the sheep around who have to blindly have the latest Apple toy.

Otherwise, jail break your phone and enjoy your freedom.

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RE[3]: **YAWN**
by robojerk on Fri 31st Jul 2009 00:18 in reply to "RE[2]: **YAWN**"
robojerk Member since:
2006-01-10

If you're really that unhappy with them then sell your iPhone, cancel your ATT contract and let both Apple and ATT know why. Of course, it's most likely that you won't do so because the other 90% of the functionality that the iPhone provides falls in your "must have column" and/or it's a image thing and you're following the rest of the sheep around who have to blindly have the latest Apple toy.


I said I owned a Blackberry. I don't own an iPhone. Next phone will probably be an Android or Pre.

Edited 2009-07-31 00:20 UTC

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