Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 30th Nov 2010 23:49 UTC
Apple Now this is interesting. My brand-new MacBook Air 11.6" is at my local Apple retailer because either the SATA part of the logic board or the SSD died mysteriously, and here we have Apple blocking PhotoFast from selling their faster, more spacious replacement drives.
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RE: Comment by Luminair
by kaiwai on Wed 1st Dec 2010 08:21 UTC in reply to "Comment by Luminair"
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Apple used its relationship with another company to coerce them into stopping the sale of a competing product. In the US that is called illegal antitrust action.

Which is a load of shit, read the article:

PhotoFast is complying with Apple’s request for them to stop production of the product and one of the leading reasons for this is because PhotoFast is in Apple’s MFi program.

The said company signed up with a programme with very specific requirements, if that said company did not wish to abide by those requirements then they have the option if they so wished to leave that said programme. To bitch about them being screwed over would be like whining that Microsoft was sued by Sun for trademark and contract violations. When you sign a contract there are terms and conditions that you as the signer have to abide by.

Yes, I know it is what all the cool kids do these days - to hate on a company but Jesus H Christ, how about injecting some facts into the debate - like I said, the company VOLUNTARILY signed up to a contract (Apple's MFi programme) and that the said company AGREED to abide by the CONDITIONS as set out in the CONTRACT.

As for anti-trust action, how about learning what the hell it covers before opening your mouth and projecting verbal diarrhoea onto the rest of the forum - the mere presence of a contract between two individuals with particular conditions does not in itself violate any laws, there has to be specific conditions met for that to happen. Sorry, you've f--king failed to address any of the circumstances that contribute to an anti-trust probe but then again - why aren't I surprised that there is an arm chair lawyer born every minute on the net.

Edited 2010-12-01 08:25 UTC

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RE[2]: Comment by Luminair
by BluenoseJake on Wed 1st Dec 2010 12:18 in reply to "RE: Comment by Luminair"
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Wow....anger management perhaps?

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RE[3]: Comment by Luminair
by Valhalla on Wed 1st Dec 2010 12:32 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Luminair"
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Wow....anger management perhaps?
if I can understand his post with 4 beers inside me then I'm sure anyone can of sober disposition.
I'm guessing kaiwai is one of them mean drunks ;)

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