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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by UglyKidBill on Sun 11th Apr 2010 21:14 UTC
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It was the perfect conn, I give them that...

...toute the plataform as being open, lure devs into creating the apps wich in turn attract customers, and when the ecosystem starts to look to promising to leave, flip the coin and tell the devs (who were fundamental to the take-off) that now they must play under whatever rule you come up with, double their development cost by banning cross-platform development, or leave for good...

Machiavelli would have been really proud of this one ;)

Edited 2010-04-11 21:25 UTC

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