Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 8th Nov 2009 16:11 UTC
Apple We're all familiar with the fact that Apple has trouble managing its App Store. While it is overflowing with applications, Apple governs it willy-nilly, and the web is rife with stories from developers who had their application rejected for no apparent reason. There's now a new issue we can add to the list. Are you an iPhone developer? Do you want a similar, competing application out of the App Store? All you need to do is send an infringement claim to Apple, and they'll happily threaten to remove the competing application without a second thought. Update: And here's a similar case, about Stoneloops! vs. Luxor.
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Tony Swash
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2009-08-22

"Apple wins with very over priced hardware, very poorly paid employees at the front lines, and the software developers they leverage to make this all happen get the shaft with 1 and 2 dollar crap apps.


Proving that even a 1960's, progressive flower child CEO can run a prison work camp.
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All this explains why tens of thousands of app developers have flocked to the iPhone platform, why there are over 100,000 apps for the iPhone and why consumers in their tens of millions are queuing up to buy Apple kit. Its because Apple does bad things and makes bad things. Welcome to the Homer Simpson view of world of modern technology.

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dragossh Member since:
2008-12-16

Volume != Better
Public opinion != Good

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tobyv Member since:
2008-08-25

Its because Apple does bad things and makes bad things.


Apple makes and sells a worldview. They have more in common with a fashion house than a tech company.

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Tony Swash Member since:
2009-08-22

"Its because Apple does bad things and makes bad things.


Apple makes and sells a worldview. They have more in common with a fashion house than a tech company.
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You do realise that making such a nonsensical statement makes you look like a nitwit?

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BallmerKnowsBest Member since:
2008-06-02

"Its because Apple does bad things and makes bad things.


Apple makes and sells a worldview. They have more in common with a fashion house than a tech company.
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Apple's primary focus hasn't been on selling computers for years. Now they sell a lifestyle, and their tangible products are just fashion accessories for that lifestyle.

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BallmerKnowsBest Member since:
2008-06-02

"[q]Apple wins with very over priced hardware, very poorly paid employees at the front lines, and the software developers they leverage to make this all happen get the shaft with 1 and 2 dollar crap apps.


Proving that even a 1960's, progressive flower child CEO can run a prison work camp.
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All this explains why tens of thousands of app developers have flocked to the iPhone platform, why there are over 100,000 apps for the iPhone and why consumers in their tens of millions are queuing up to buy Apple kit. [/q]

And by that reasoning, Stephen King is a better writer than William Shakespeare, Miley Cyrus is a better musician than all four of the Beatles combined, the Big Mac superior to Kobe beef, and Transformers 2 was the greatest film over made (choke on that, Citizen Kane).

It's really hilarious to watch the schizophrenia of the common Apple fanboi when it comes to the importance of market share. With the iPhone, bragging about its success obviously gives Maclots get a huge hardon, a mentality that puts them (barely) a step above the feces-chucking apes who get fired up chanting "USA, USA, USA!"

But bring up the completely, laughably, pitifully small market share of Macs and OS X relative to Windows PCs? All of a sudden the Mac fanbois get all enlightened and egalitarian, bleating on about how "popularity does not indicate quality." And that's when they actually bother to rationalize it rather than just relying on vague, simpleminded cliches about supporting the underdog.

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