Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 15th Apr 2010 10:42 UTC
Apple While we were al busy getting knickers in twists over section 3.3.1 of the new iPhone developer agreement, Apple hoped to sneak another, possibly more far-reaching change past us. All Things Digital, however, got hold of section 3.3.9, which could effectively kill all third party ad networks - granting an insurmountable advantage to Apple's own iAd network.
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Apple digging a hole for itself?
by r_a_trip on Thu 15th Apr 2010 11:07 UTC
r_a_trip
Member since:
2005-07-06

How many restrictions can Apple foist on the developers and users, before the "Ooh, shiny!" and "young, hip and trendy" marketing doesn't outweigh the negatives from the Stalinistic rule from Cupertino anymore?

Meanwhile, the competition is flourishing unfettered by anticompetitive clauses.

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kragil Member since:
2006-01-04

A LOT!

Most people are stupid and don't give a damn.

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lemur2 Member since:
2007-02-17

A LOT!

Most people are stupid and don't give a damn.


I don't know about that.

When it comes to Apple's restrictions, I would bet on people to find a way around it to do what they need to.

http://www.engadget.com/2010/04/15/ipad-printing-solved/

;)

Edited 2010-04-15 13:46 UTC

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panzi Member since:
2006-01-22

If they do it slowly it's the "frog in slowly heated water" syndrome.

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marine6680 Member since:
2010-04-15

Quite alot actually. Most users do not frequent sites like this, or even research a product before they buy. More still do not care how locked in devs are, or how limited the product is for them and everyone. Usually because they don't care to know and find out, and/or will not accept the fact because the product is their "precious". Most consumers today have no clue if what they buy is the biggest/best or at least best for them, they simply buy what is the perceived "it thing/cool new device" or what they thing makes them seem better as a person from simply owning. It would be like a farmer buying a new tractor based on its color, and not its capabilities, and if that particular model is suited to their crop or farming style.

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dharknes Member since:
2009-03-01

Quite alot actually. Most users do not frequent sites like this, or even research a product before they buy. More still do not care how locked in devs are, or how limited the product is for them and everyone. Usually because they don't care to know and find out, and/or will not accept the fact because the product is their "precious". Most consumers today have no clue if what they buy is the biggest/best or at least best for them, they simply buy what is the perceived "it thing/cool new device" or what they thing makes them seem better as a person from simply owning. It would be like a farmer buying a new tractor based on its color, and not its capabilities, and if that particular model is suited to their crop or farming style.


Consumer Reports is one of the best sell mags around, there a 1000s of review sites, and even the nightly news feels compelled to weigh in on the quality of a product. Consumers today are better informed then they ever have been. I agree there are some who select products are social, ideological, or religious reasons but they're in the minority.

Right now the AppStore is the largest source of mobile apps. It's easy and convenient to use for both users and devs. Apple's hardware and software is first rate and the UI is simple enough to allow non-techies to fully utilities it. So based on that I'd say Apple is currently the best game in town.

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