Originally Posted by Tallest Skil
1. He stole Apple's Wi-Fi and sync icons to make his. Apple even did a better job of using their own icons to make this.
2. He's sore that Apple has done for free what he charged to do. He's whining because he's out of a job.
He used the wifi symbol but not the sync one entirely. I'd say his icon (on the left) overall is better as it makes better use of the icon size. I don't think the circular arrow is all that good as it seems to suggest data goes round in a loop rather than back and forth.
Also, grey and black is a boring colour scheme.
Anyway, the bigger issue is that this kid came up with a scheme to sync data wirelessly before Apple did and did it well. I don't suppose there was much else Apple could do if they wanted it to be part of the OS but blocking the app and then implementing the same feature with the same name on the face of it looks really bad.
I wonder which rules the app actually violated to be rejected. If it was an unwritten 'we're working on something similar' rule then I'd say that's not a good enough reason. It may have been to do with security, which is fine but I remember when this happened and people said jokingly that it's probably because Apple were working on the same thing.
If I was in Apple's position here though, I'd have a tough decision to make. If you know you have something in the works and someone implements it first, you can't really make an agreement with them or they could demand outrageous amounts of money and then sue you if you don't agree to it and implement your own. It's probably standard practise to do this, just like what happened with Dashboard and Konfabulator. It just really sucks to be on the receiving end of it and legitimate customers have to suffer because we've had to wait over a year to get the feature - longer as iOS 5 isn't out yet - when we could have paid Greg Hughes for his innovation.
If there were valid security concerns then I'd say a better move would have been to work with this guy to get the feature implemented instead of just shutting him out in the cold and having no choice but to take it to Cydia. Seems like he might have made a decent amount of money though so I guess it's not all bad. But if Apple ever needs to know why people jailbreak their devices, this is it.