I had a friend on Facebook last night ask how this would effect his phone - if they were going to recall them or do a software patch to 'fix' them.
Then people started ripping on Apple saying "I don't want Apple to force me to use their stuff!", "Why is Apple going to change my cell phone!?", "Apple shouldn't stop competition like that!", and on, and on... morons.
I think the average consumer knows just enough to blame Apple for anything.