Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 26th Jul 2011 21:14 UTC
Apple Petty Apple is petty. Amazon, Kobo, and others have changed their applications to conform to Apple's App Store rules, and if there's one word that describes the situation these booksellers are in, it's petty. Still, it's leading to good things: Kobo has announced it's going to bypass the App Store by writing an HTML5 e-reader for iOS (and thus, for other HTML5-capable mobile devices).
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RE: Not surprising, really!
by danieldk on Wed 27th Jul 2011 07:12 UTC in reply to "Not surprising, really!"
danieldk
Member since:
2005-11-18

This isn't really a surprise. I suppose Amazon and the others should be grateful that Apple lets them play in their playground at all.

I don't know what's the more remarkable - the ease with which Apple can treat another company like their bitch, or the queue of companies willing to be Apple's bitch.


Even more remarkable is the ease with which Apple can treat customers as their bitch. I have an iPhone and an iPad, but d*mmit Apple, these are my devices, and would like to have a button to the Kindle store in the Kindle app.

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RE[2]: Not surprising, really!
by kenji on Wed 27th Jul 2011 15:19 in reply to "RE: Not surprising, really!"
kenji Member since:
2009-04-08

I have an iPhone and an iPad, but d*mmit Apple, these are my devices, and would like to have a button to the Kindle store in the Kindle app.


It just goes to show that in fact they are NOT your devices. Apple is simply leasing them to you.

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RE[2]: Not surprising, really!
by phoudoin on Thu 28th Jul 2011 00:05 in reply to "RE: Not surprising, really!"
phoudoin Member since:
2006-06-09

You didn't get the memo, did you?
Your iDevices are leased, not sold.
And your user experience is a leached walk, not a free walk.

People should reads the memo a bit better before opening their wallet. It's not that hidden [agenda] anymore by Apple, really.

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