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Topic # 30961 27-Feb-2009 11:43
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Probably a long shot but this article discusses moves underway in the US to challenge the legality of the Apple app store and incidentally the lock that Apple places on the devices themselves.




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  Reply # 198468 28-Feb-2009 08:33
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Seems pretty odd. It's their device, they hold all the cards so why should they have to relinquish any of their control?  Not that I'm saying it wouldn't be a good thing.

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  Reply # 198785 2-Mar-2009 15:35
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The monopolists argument of choice the world over!  Something that would have to be determined on a jurisdiction by jurisdiction basis.




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  Reply # 200049 9-Mar-2009 11:16
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In a similar vein to my original post I was interested to read in the Wall Street Journal that there are several credible initiatives to break the Apple App Stores dominance outside of the courts.

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  Reply # 206017 8-Apr-2009 14:55
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I'm no lawyer, but it seems to me this very unlikely to be a problem for Apple.


Especially given the don’t have a monopoly on mobile phones, nokia sell 1 million devices a day, Apple doesn’t even come close to that!


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  Reply # 206064 8-Apr-2009 19:55
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Apple have developed a sound platform to connect independent developers and the casual to serious phone user, simply. Something that would never have happened without Apple and now some jealous people want to take it away from them. The customer gets amazing choice and as many developers as there are get a chance to expose themselves. What’s not fair there?


 


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  Reply # 206149 9-Apr-2009 09:48
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Yeah I totally agree. I'm not a fan of closed systems, but the motivation behind these attempts to open the app store seems money driven and not really about the user at all.

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  Reply # 206234 9-Apr-2009 18:42
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Geekpulp: Yeah I totally agree. I'm not a fan of closed systems, but the motivation behind these attempts to open the app store seems money driven and not really about the user at all.


If people want to hack their devices and risk bricking them then fine. But I got into the iPhone and apps with the peace of mind knowing Apple would do it best to keep the standard of apps up and ensure they didn't wreck your phone. That’s what I pay for. I'm also happy for people to go to Cydia (And I don’t rule out using it). But don't cry when your phone slows down or you have major issues because Apple won’t help you!



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