links for 2009-07-31

  • "You, the consumer, are getting screwed too. You are missing out on some great software that’s available on other phones on the same network, without issue, for no apparent logical reason….I’ve reached a point where I can no longer just sit back and watch this. The iPhone ecosystem is toxic, and I can’t participate any more until it is fixed. As people have told me so many times: It’s Apple’s ballgame, and Apple gets to make the rules, and if I don’t like it, I can leave. So, I don’t like it, and I’m leaving." This really shouldn't be much of a surprise to anyone – the T&Cs (not to mention the whole ethos) of Apple's products make it very clear who is in charge. Apple are doing very nicely, I am sure, but consumers should also understand how this works…
    (tags: apple iphone)

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