Originally Posted by RationalTroll
A stronger case than antitrust can be made for "restraint of trade" with regard to dictating developer tools.
You are ignorant of the law. Restrant of trade would be Apple stating that if you develop for the iPhone you can't develop for any other platform.
That's not what Apple is doing.
Apple is saying if you want to play in our sandbox, here are the rules.
What I find fascinating are all the a$$holes who want to criticize Apple for their sanbox, but are continually whining that they can't play in it. Which way is it? You either play by their rules or you don't. But just stop with the arrogant dictating that Apple cater to your every whim. Why can't there be room for both models?
To me, the single greatest benefit of the app store model is it puts the focus on the end user and the end user experience instead of the developers. It's about time.
If you don't like it, there are plenty of other platforms to develop on (and why anti trust crap will go no where).
The reason there is such a fuss about Apple and the app store by developers who are so quick to point out all Apple is doing wrong
is Apple has the profits where the other platforms are not nearly as profitable. That's the elephant in the room no one in the tech press wants to address. It's less about "open" and anti-trust then a bunch of developers that have traditionally been able to do whatever they want throwing a tantrum that anyone dare challenge them. Give me a break!
Thank goodness Apple and Steve are pretty darn impervious to inane chatter and able to ignore the whining
What really drives the Cory Doctrows and other whiners crazy is the continued blockbuster success of Apple. They know that as Apple continues each blockbuster quarter, outdoing each previous quarter (even quarters that have historically been down), their arguments ring more and more hollow. Expect the hysteria about the "evil", "monopolistic", and "insert adjective here" Apple to really ratchet up this year as they get more and more frantic. Think the trolls in this and other forums is bad now? We ain't seen nothing yet