Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 14th May 2012 18:28 UTC
Apple "I think that Apple could be just as strong and good and be open, but how can you challenge it when a company is making that much money?", Wozniak told a crowd in Sydney, according to ITNews. They'd score so many brownie points the internet would explode.
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shmerl
Member since:
2010-06-08

blocking interoperability


Apple is a master of blocking interoperability and lock-in. If something they should gain some decency to use more open standards (USB, free codecs, no DRM and so on).

Edited 2012-05-14 19:59 UTC

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kovacm Member since:
2010-12-16

"blocking interoperability


Apple is a master of blocking interoperability and lock-in. If something they should gain some decency to use more open standards (USB, free codecs, no DRM and so on).
"
speaking of USB:

http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/power/library/pa-spec7/index.html

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Neolander Member since:
2010-03-08

I think he was mentioning Apple's remarkable reluctancy to use industry-standard mini- and micro-USB connectors in their iPods and iOS-based products, instead insisting to use "iPod connectors" proprietary crap.

I agree that "USB" alone was a bad example, though. Except if we're talking about USB 3.

Edited 2012-05-15 12:46 UTC

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