Aybody out there would call me the ultimate Kool-Aid-drinkin', Apple-Fanboy... so just saying, also as an APPL stockholder... this is an absolute PR disaster! hezekiahb
has it right. Apple must fix the App Store.
After that, any developer found mis-categorizing, or wrongly rating their App, is then and only then thrown out... and possibly banned for a short period of time, say 6 months.
Developers have made the iPhone what it is, and have leveraged the ability to sell Apple's Mobile devices, and keep them with a pretty strong lead into the future. However, p*ss them off enough... and they'll leave for someone else's products.
With that said... I've had my strong suspicions that a number of unscrupulous developers... or just kids... were "gaming" the store in the first place. You can't tell me that their isn't a heck of a lot of "cr*p" in that 170,00+ number they like to throw around. Needs some "weeding out".
It's like taking all of the China-trinkets and knock-offs, and throwing 'em haphazardly around in Nieman Marcus. Not good merchandising or store plan.
And yes... if ya absolutely gotta have "it"... there's Safari. Although I must admit, there's a "gotcha" from Apple there too because Flash does not work.
More than "a few" kinks Apple has to work out I guess.