Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 17th Aug 2009 22:57 UTC
Apple Apple doesn't have a particularly healthy relationship with the press; it has sued websites for publishing information it didn't like, and has tried to keep information under wraps that a journalist tried to uncover via the Freedom of Information Act. Now, however, it has tried to prevent The Times from publishing an article about Steve Jobs.
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RE: WTF?
by JeffS on Tue 18th Aug 2009 13:30 UTC in reply to "WTF?"
JeffS
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2005-07-12

Well, there is simply a lot of negative stuff to report about Apple.

If Apple didn't have iPhones that blew up, and subsequently Apple offered a refund on the condition of silence (completely appalling)...

If Apple wasn't so draconian about it's App Store ...

If Apple wasn't trying to suppress free press ...

If Apple didn't refuse to back up their product and their Apple Care (see recent ZDNet article) ...

If Apple legal dept didn't call Microsoft bitching about MS's "value" Ad campaign ...

If Apple wasn't so secretive about Steve Jobs' health (yes, a CEO needs to be transparent, because it affects the company) ...

If Apple didn't have so much DRM in their iTunes ...

... and on and on ...

... then there wouldn't be negative articles about them. But Apple has done all those bad things, and more, so there is plenty of bad stuff to report about them.

And sorry for the Apple fanboys who don't want to face all that.

I own an iPod. I forked out my $150, when I could have spent about half that on a Sandisk Sansa for equivalent functionality, because I had an open mind about Apple's design, packaging, ease of use. I also bought into their hype. But when the iPod dies, it's Sansa or Creative for me.

And oh, on the computer side, it's a Dell with Vista and Ubuntu for me. ;-)

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