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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And where would these users be without Apple and their products. Do you remember the world before iPhone? There would not be an Android without iPhone.

Apple was just the first to take use of the new hardware that was coming commercially available at the time (touch screens, mobile gpus, faster cpus). Without Apple, someone else would have been first.

As it stands, it looks like Apple invented everything, but in reality they have very little stake in designing the hardware that runs it all. Kudos to Apple for making it a nice software package, but they hardly deserve all the credit.

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Lennie Member since:

What Apple did do, is anticipate that these products could be made for X amount of dollars before any other company even looked at it.

It almost looks like Apple already had their products ready before they could be produced.

That is why it feels (or felt like) the rest is playing catch up.

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