Originally Posted by FormerARSgm
I wonder how Google would feel about Apple building a version of Safari for a phone on the Android platform?
I love Google, but don't feel like they should have the right to invade every piece of technology I own. Apple should maintain the right to control apps for it's own phone. The carriers have done this for years.
If you want Google Voice - make a choice - iPhone or Android. That's what capitalism and a free economy is all about - choice.
Google created an OS that they have no control over, so if Apple wants to build a version of Safari for android they can-- and based on the last 6 months of decisions they've been making, they should do so if they wish to have any meaningful share of mobile browsers in a couple years.
No one is saying that Apple doesn't have the right to keep it out They do, it's their store and they can make any decision that doesn't take customer wishes into account that they like. It's just a bad business decision because basically, they are saying what you do in your last sentence to THEIR CUSTOMERS!! If you don't like, then buy someone else's product.
REALLY? As an Apple fanboy you support that approach? I don't as a fanboy or a stock holder. I want Apple to be viable. I want them to have the share to innovate,change the game. But decisions like this will hand the mobile OS win to Google/Android.
Right now it isn't viable to switch to Android. The Phones suck and they all seem to be on T-mobile-- which frankly is a selling point to me after 18 months of AT & T. But there are something like 19 android phones coming out in the next 6 months. Do you and APple really think they will all suck? How arrogant can this company be?
And when a good one or two comes out and the Android app store starts to really develop, the Iphone will be a fringe player. It looks good now and they have sold a ton but this kind of nonsense will drive people away from the platform.
Mark my words-- and I really hope I'm wrong because I love my Iphone and want it to stay viable-- but people will look back on these APP store problems as the start of Apple losing the market share war.... Defending Apple doesn't show loyalty, it shows a lack of business sense. They've tried this approach before-- trying to control everything-- and we all know how that turned out. I sense this isn't going to turn out much better...