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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Soulbender
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2005-08-18

If you allow people, most of which aren't technical savvy, to install whatever they want on a class of devices that's currently targeted by cyber criminals an increasing number of users will experience problems and/or become victims. It would destroy the image of the device, in this case the iPhone, of being "safe" and "secure", despite if it really is.


Sorry, I still don't see why this magically applies to IT products and not other products. If I screw up customizing my car and it becomes unsafe it does not affect the image of the company that made the car yet if I customize my Apple product and screw up it reflects badly on Apple? Nonsense. Most people aren't car savvy and won't customize their car. They either don't do it at all or have someone competent do it for them. It's the same with phones. Most people wouldn't ever bother installing apps outside of the app store and if they did they'd be on their own.
IT (and Apple) products aren't special or significantly different from other products. If you customize them and screw up it's your fault.

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MOS6510 Member since:
2011-05-12

Screw them up all you like, but don't expect Apple to help you.

And IT products are very different to other things. Fiddling and messing about with them involves, mostly, nothing more than Google, a keyboard and a mouse. You can do it inside your house from your chair. It's often easy and cheap. And when things go wrong you can often restore a backup or the original firmware.

I can't think of any other category of products that people would, in large numbers, want to fiddle with. Not many people tune their fridge or extend the capacity of their couch.

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Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

Screw them up all you like, but don't expect Apple to help you.

Uh yeah, that's what I've been saying.

You can do it inside your house from your chair. It's often easy and cheap. And when things go wrong you can often restore a backup or the original firmware.


And since they can easily be restored to pristine condition the problem with having people fiddle with them is exactly what?

Not many people tune their fridge or extend the capacity of their couch.


Actually, a lot of people customize many things in their daily lives.

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