Originally Posted by surferfromuk
1) It's to stop the virus, spyware, trojan apps that plague Windows platforms.
Uh, no. No uninvited malware on Macs, haven't been for years.
Trojans can come in all sorts of ways, in fact on the App Store right now there are Apps gleaming information and sending it online without your knowledge or consent.
2) Your free to develop an app and have it accessible by 70million touch users - that's not closed is it?
You mean like Google Voice?
3) Microsoft will be doing this soon. Sony, Nokia and Google already do it this way - why single Apple out?
Because nobody has closed a computers OS before. Phones are one thing, but computers are designed to be open, until now that is.
4) To make a delightful, safe and efficient way to get apps on your kit and give developers a platform to reach customers who LOVE the apps BTW!
Pure Koolaid. I want control over my machine.
If I don't like apps calling out over the internet, letting god knows who know exactly when, what and where I run a particular app, it's my choice to block that communication.
If Apple doesn't allow a app to multi-task or blocks the snitching app from the App Store, then that blocks my RIGHT to run what I want ON MY MACHINE.
Just like Google Voice...
Apple decides what is good for you and you can't decide for yourself.
Is that choice? No it's censorship and control.
Apple has been getting too buddy-buddy with China lately.