Originally Posted by asdasd
Content also matters. Apple is holding content holders to ransom. Thats the case.
That's b.s. No content holder is forced to distribute via the Apple Store. And I can take any audio I have (such as CDs) and upload them to iTunes and download them back to my iPhone. I don't see what's closed about this. In fact, 99% of my iPhone content came from CDs. The only thing that is closed is that you can't directly connect an iPod/iPhone to a different store.
The fact is that (at least in terms of audio), there are only four major labels: Sony/BMG, Warner, EMI and Universal. If they're really so upset with Apple and resent their model, only one has to pull out.
Similarly, in the movie industry, there are really only six majors: Warner, Paramount, 20thC Fox, Sony (Columbia), Universal and Disney/Touchstone. If any one (or perhaps two) of those pull out, it could cripple the Apple store and Apple would be forced to change their model. But they haven't pulled out, because the Apple store actually works quite well for them.
And as far as NetGear is concerned, for the longest time, I had terrible problems with my connection and I constantly placed blame on my ISP because I couldn't believe the problem was the router. At one point, I even thought it was my Mac. But I replaced the wireless router with the Apple AirPort Express and have never looked back. It works perfectly. I also happen to own a Sony Blu-ray player that has WiFi built in for streaming content. I read all these reports online about people who can't get the streaming working properly. But with my Apple AirPort Express, there's never a problem. Installed and continues to work flawlessly.