Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 10th Apr 2010 08:57 UTC
Talk, Rumors, X Versus Y "Apple's current - and in our opinion, objectionable - position is now close to the complete opposite of its initial stance. From promoting openness and standards, the company is now pushing for an ever more locked-down and restricted platform. It's bad for competition, it's bad for developers, and it's bad for consumers. I hope that there will be enough of a backlash that the company is forced to reconsider, but with the draw of all those millions of iPhone (and now, iPad) customers, I fear that Apple's developers will, perhaps with some reluctance, just accept the restriction and do whatever Cupertino demands."
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RE: I applaud Apple's move.
by nt_jerkface on Sun 11th Apr 2010 00:49 UTC in reply to "I applaud Apple's move."
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It's conspicuous that in all this endless moaning and wailing and bellyaching about Apple's "tyranny" that in the dozens of articles I've read on this story and several hundred comments I've skimmed, no one has yet been able to tell me one important thing:

How does this hurt iPhone/iPad consumers?

I like how you were modded down even though your opinion was no less subjective than any other opinion here.

Most developers and iphone use could care less about this news. The iphone platform attracts plenty of developers and customers and Apple has the marketshare to push a single language if they feel like it. It's just a phone people, if you don't like their terms then buy from a competitor.

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