Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 30th Aug 2010 22:47 UTC
Apple Since interesting news that I'm actually knowledgeable about is still a little hard to come by, I have to work a little harder. This is something interesting to discuss: John Gruber, rather famous Apple blogger, is now arguing that Apple is in fact not fighting the jailbreaking community. Wait, what?
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RE: Other little known facts
by mjtomlin on Tue 31st Aug 2010 08:32 UTC in reply to "Other little known facts"
mjtomlin
Member since:
2010-08-31

1. Apple doesn't care if you want to run OS X on non-Apple hardware. They're just not in the business of helping you figure it out.

2. Apple makes the hardware and the software. Why would they want another company duplicating their product? Does Microsoft encourage companies to write Windows compatible operating systems? Does Sony encourage companies to build PlayStation compatible gaming systems? Does RIM encourage companies to build BlackBerry compatible phones?

3. Apple has an API for developers to access the iTunes database for syncing with non-Apple devices.

4. If you worry about replacing your battery that often, you should think about getting better batteries or a more efficient device that won't kill them so quickly.

5. Apple isn't happy when websites disclose private intellectual property or information. It couldn't care less about rumors or conjecture.

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RE[2]: Other little known facts
by bouhko on Tue 31st Aug 2010 12:56 in reply to "RE: Other little known facts"
bouhko Member since:
2010-06-24

Fanboy detected !

Apple forbids the installation of OSX on non-apple hardware in its EULA [1].

Maybe Microsoft doesn't encourage other to write windows-compatible operating systems, but they haven't sued ReactOS or WINE (not an OS, but you get the point). Remember Psystar ?

There is a difference between "not encouraging" and "suing everybody".

[1] http://images.apple.com/legal/sla/docs/macosx105.pdf

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Tony Swash Member since:
2009-08-22

Fanboy detected !

Apple forbids the installation of OSX on non-apple hardware in its EULA [1].

Maybe Microsoft doesn't encourage other to write windows-compatible operating systems, but they haven't sued ReactOS or WINE (not an OS, but you get the point). Remember Psystar ?

There is a difference between "not encouraging" and "suing everybody".

[1] http://images.apple.com/legal/sla/docs/macosx105.pdf


Similar comments could be applied to this as to the relaxed way Apple pursues jail breakers. If you try to run a business selling hardware or utilities that let people avoid buying Apple hardware Apple will chase you. If you do the same thing for free they leave you alone.

I installed MacOS on a Dell Mini 10v a while back and there is a well established web site that supports doing just that, including downloadable utilities etc. Apple does nothing to shut such sites down. If they started to charge money for any of this then Apple would react. It all seems fairly reasonable to me.

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