Linked by Kroc Camen on Sat 29th May 2010 20:41 UTC
Apple I've been meaning to write this for some time, and for all the time I delayed the more poignant the point I wanted to make started to become as new news came out further solidifying my angle. When I begun writing this article the iPad had not yet been revealed, iPhone OS 4 was not on the map and Apple had not yet purchased Lala. You've probably just noticed that all of these events in fact point toward Apple embracing the web more and in this article I will point out why this is not the case because I believe Apple's agenda here is similar to something we've already seen in recent history.
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RE: Ironic
by daveak on Sun 30th May 2010 12:26 UTC in reply to "Ironic"
daveak
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2008-12-29

Here's a challenge for you. Name the computer where Apple do not allow a browser other than their own. I sure as hell can't because:

1) iPhone OS based devices are in my eyes appliances rather than general computing devices.

2) If you don't agree with 1, Opera Mini.

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RE[2]: Ironic
by Kroc on Sun 30th May 2010 12:29 in reply to "RE: Ironic"
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2005-11-10

2) But you can’t replace WebKit on iPhone OS and you can’t set Opera to be your "default browser". Any App that launches a website will launch Safari.

Opera Mini is a toy, and Apple know it. That’s why it’s been allowed. It can’t change the fact that WebKit is core to the OS and only Apple have control over it.

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RE[2]: Ironic
by Moochman on Sun 30th May 2010 13:41 in reply to "RE: Ironic"
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2005-07-06

Here's a challenge for you. Name the computer where Apple do not allow a browser other than their own. I sure as hell can't because:

1) iPhone OS based devices are in my eyes appliances rather than general computing devices.

2) If you don't agree with 1, Opera Mini.


2) Ditto what Kroc said about Opera Mini
1) This is more or less just parroting back Apple's official line, which they are using to pull the wool over the eyes of consumers. Fact is, the lines between "computer" and "appliance" are blurring, and have been for a long time. Apple is just hoping that we get so used to the idea of our computing devices being locked up that we won't even notice the day our "non-appliance" devices become irrelevant and our freedom has forever disappeared.

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RE[3]: Ironic
by daveak on Sun 30th May 2010 13:51 in reply to "RE[2]: Ironic"
daveak Member since:
2008-12-29


1) This is more or less just parroting back Apple's official line, which they are using to pull the wool over the eyes of consumers. Fact is, the lines between "computer" and "appliance" are blurring, and have been for a long time. Apple is just hoping that we get so used to the idea of our computing devices being locked up that we won't even notice the day our "non-appliance" devices become irrelevant and our freedom has forever disappeared.


That is just paranoia in my view. If/When they start doing the same to MacOS those fears may make sense. The counter to your argument always used is game consoles. Are Sony/Microsoft/Nintendo trying to lock up our computing devices and take away our freedom? Microsoft possibly being the best comparison here to Apple with Windows Phone 7.

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