Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 5th Apr 2011 19:50 UTC
Apple "Apple also heard about the theme and ad campaign. I received a call from our contact at Velti this evening as well as an email asking me to please take the theme out of Cydia. On the phone, he explained Apple had contacted Toyota and requested they remove the theme and stop the advertising campaign. They (Velti) in turn contacted me relaying the message. The reason Velti listed for the removal request of the theme emailed through our dev portal was 'Toyota's making us take it down...' Toyota had agreed to do so to 'maintain their good relationship with Apple', our Velti contact told me on the phone."
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Typical Apple
by tuzor on Tue 5th Apr 2011 20:32 UTC
tuzor
Member since:
2007-08-07

Typical Apple... control freaks.

I bet Google would never do something like this since they're open and all, especially when it comes to Honeycomb source code or how they give early access android builds to every single device maker.

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RE: Typical Apple
by Neolander on Tue 5th Apr 2011 21:13 in reply to "Typical Apple"
Neolander Member since:
2010-03-08

That several people are doing something wrong does not mean that it becomes somehow more okay to do so...

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RE[2]: Typical Apple
by tuzor on Tue 5th Apr 2011 21:37 in reply to "RE: Typical Apple"
tuzor Member since:
2007-08-07

That several people are doing something wrong does not mean that it becomes somehow more okay to do so...


Yes that is correct although in this case you can't expect anything else from Apple or anyone else in a similar situation.
I like the jailbreak community for what it brings to the table however Apple has some reasonable points to be fully against it.
One, app piracy and two, security reasons.
If they don't clearly show that they're against it, they will receive negative publicity every time there's an issue with either of the two. They already faced such problems when there was a security issue with jailbroken iPhones a couple of months ago. This spurred numerous misinformed articles about how the iPhone was insecure.

A major corporation coming out like this and backing the jailbreak community is a clear foul.

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RE[2]: Typical Apple
by Alfman on Tue 5th Apr 2011 22:08 in reply to "RE: Typical Apple"
Alfman Member since:
2011-01-28

Neolander,

"That several people are doing something wrong does not mean that it becomes somehow more okay to do so..."

I'm shocked to see so many anti-google posts on this 100% apple article. Would google do this? Maybe, but until they do it's hardly fair to criticize them over something that apple has actually done. It is ridiculous how biased some people are.

Without fail, any news critical of apple will always lead to accusations that it's somehow someone else's fault.

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RE: Typical Apple
by mrhasbean on Tue 5th Apr 2011 21:27 in reply to "Typical Apple"
mrhasbean Member since:
2006-04-03

I bet Google would never do something like this since they're open and all, especially when it comes to Honeycomb source code or how they give early access android builds to every single device maker.


This is probably the most valid point made in the comments. The very same people who are labelling Apple as evil and paranoid over this seem to have absolutely no issue with Google doing what they're doing with Honeycomb, yet their underlying reasons are identical.

Toyota advertise iDevice connectivity in their hunks 'o junk, promoting this custom UI that requires hacking your device. By Apple allowing that advertising to go ahead Apple are sending a message to all and sundry that hacking your iDevice is ok, and promoting non-standard products on the Cydia store is also ok, which by default means that diluting the Apple brand and their iDevice UI is ok.

This is exactly the reason Google is using for wanting to have more control over Android, only those blinded by their Google RDF wouldn't be able to see that.

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RE[2]: Typical Apple
by Soulbender on Wed 6th Apr 2011 15:24 in reply to "RE: Typical Apple"
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

This is probably the most valid point made in the comments.


Not really. What Google (or MS or whatever) has done or would possibly do has no bearing on what Apple is actually doing.

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RE[2]: Typical Apple
by Laurence on Thu 7th Apr 2011 01:32 in reply to "RE: Typical Apple"
Laurence Member since:
2007-03-26


This is probably the most valid point made in the comments. The very same people who are labelling Apple as evil and paranoid over this seem to have absolutely no issue with Google doing what they're doing with Honeycomb, yet their underlying reasons are identical.

Toyota advertise iDevice connectivity in their hunks 'o junk, promoting this custom UI that requires hacking your device. By Apple allowing that advertising to go ahead Apple are sending a message to all and sundry that hacking your iDevice is ok, and promoting non-standard products on the Cydia store is also ok, which by default means that diluting the Apple brand and their iDevice UI is ok.

This is exactly the reason Google is using for wanting to have more control over Android, only those blinded by their Google RDF wouldn't be able to see that.

You've got it backwards. Apple are denying people the right to control their own purchased goods, Google are only denying people access to the development cycles of Android, however customers are still free to hack Android as much as the want.

In short all Google want to do is stabilise what gets sold to customers, NOT what customers do with it post sale.

Edited 2011-04-07 01:33 UTC

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RE: Typical Apple
by Laurence on Thu 7th Apr 2011 01:26 in reply to "Typical Apple"
Laurence Member since:
2007-03-26

Typical Apple... control freaks.

I bet Google would never do something like this since they're open and all, especially when it comes to Honeycomb source code or how they give early access android builds to every single device maker.

Sorry, but what the hell does that (or even Google) have to do with this article?

You really are starting to paint yourself in a negative light, given some of your recent random 'potshots'.

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