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Apple sued over iPhone price cut.

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tandu From: tandu Date: September 28th, 2007 09:14 pm (UTC) (Link)
From: (Anonymous) Date: September 28th, 2007 09:31 pm (UTC) (Link)
First: that has nothing to do with the lawsuit.
Second: why should Apple code to protect unauthorized use of their product?
-abm
tandu From: tandu Date: September 28th, 2007 09:40 pm (UTC) (Link)
First: True.

Second: Just have a different philosophy of technology, I guess. Apple is very heavy handed about their terms of use. I prefer a bit more free-market approach. I mean, no third party applications? No choice of network?

Of course, that's why I haven't bought an iPhone, and so avoid both the first and second problems. And why I will never buy an Apple product. I won't even use iTunes because of the proprietary music format, and try to avoid quicktime.

I do like the fruit, though.
ghent_the_cynic From: ghent_the_cynic Date: September 28th, 2007 11:16 pm (UTC) (Link)
I think a lot of it simply comes down to the fact that Apple has a reactionary (not the word I wanted but i can't find one with the exactly right connotations I want.) philosophy of technology.

Contrast that to say Tivo, that not only casts a blind eye toward user innovation but actively seeks to encourage it.

I don't think that either philosophy is perfect. They both have huge disadvantages. It is a difficult choice for companies to make. If you allow customers to modify your products you allow a huge amount of innovation (look at Photoshop for example) but you also allow potential misuse.
fiendishx From: fiendishx Date: September 30th, 2007 01:06 am (UTC) (Link)
On 3rd-party apps:
"During the interview with Walt Mossberg at D5, Steve Jobs apparently let slip (according to the transcript from Gizmodo and Engadget), that even though the Apple iPhone won't start out of the gate with support for third-party applications, Apple is open to it and is working on making that possible later this year. Both transcripts imply that Jobs was concerned about security issues, which is what presumably was holding up the process." - CNet
http://www.news.com/8301-10784_3-9724168-7.html

On bricked iPhones:
"Sources familiar with the matter have told Ars that the company did not decide to cause such irreparable damage to the iPhone intentionally, however, and Apple's statement appears to confirm this as well." - ArsTechnica
http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20070924-apple-firmware-update-likely-to-make-unlocked-iphones-permanently-inoperable.html

On iTunes:
Do you mean the iTunes Store or the iTunes media player? The media player will play many different file formats. And the iTunes Store allows you to purchase DRM free tracks through the iTunes Plus link. And AAC is not a proprietary format.

zesty_pinto From: zesty_pinto Date: September 28th, 2007 09:48 pm (UTC) (Link)
In a generation where people get mugged and stabbed in line and still stay there for a damn console so they can sell it online, can you really expect anything less?
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