Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 16th Nov 2009 19:48 UTC
Apple "Continued issues with the App Store approval process are prompting developers to shun the platform entirely. Though there are tens of thousands of other developers pumping out over 100000 iPhone apps, will continued migration away from iPhone development result in less quality software for the platform? Worse yet, will users even care?"
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RE[3]: As an iPhone owner
by mrhasbean on Tue 17th Nov 2009 23:05 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: As an iPhone owner"
mrhasbean
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2006-04-03

"Why do they need to `control the store' to begin with?


It's all about the "experience".......
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It's partly about the experience, partly about customer protection, partly about control, partly about a lot of things really. As mentioned previously, the iPhone is not just sold in one or two countries and rogue apps in some countries could create a huge financial burden on the account holder. Unfortunately Apple don't have the luxury of being flippant about that fact...

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RE[4]: As an iPhone owner
by sbergman27 on Tue 17th Nov 2009 23:41 in reply to "RE[3]: As an iPhone owner"
sbergman27 Member since:
2005-07-24

...the iPhone is not just sold in one or two countries and rogue apps in some countries could create a huge financial burden on the account holder. Unfortunately Apple don't have the luxury of being flippant about that fact...

And some third party apps could cause a loss of Apple, Inc. revenue or, more importantly, control by Apple, Inc. of what iPhone users do, and what software they choose to use. And unfortunately Apple doesn't have the luxury of being flippant about that fact.

Edited 2009-11-17 23:43 UTC

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RE[5]: As an iPhone owner
by mrhasbean on Wed 18th Nov 2009 21:23 in reply to "RE[4]: As an iPhone owner"
mrhasbean Member since:
2006-04-03

"...the iPhone is not just sold in one or two countries and rogue apps in some countries could create a huge financial burden on the account holder. Unfortunately Apple don't have the luxury of being flippant about that fact...

And some third party apps could cause a loss of Apple, Inc. revenue or, more importantly, control by Apple, Inc. of what iPhone users do, and what software they choose to use. And unfortunately Apple doesn't have the luxury of being flippant about that fact.
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Which is why, in my post, in the preceding part you chose to not quote, I also said:

partly about control


;)

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