Originally Posted by MacBook Pro
Don't read posts out of context.
I don't believe I have...you just didn't like my response.
You know, Gatekeeper to me looks like the dumbing down of what makes OS X so reliable, so that power users and enterprise users can have more control. Apple offers many native, as well as 3rd party solutions for most user's issues already. Gatekeeper looks just like the Windows equivalent when it showed up on Vista. That annoying little window that pops up asking you to confirm everything you do.
I believe most, if not all, common
users could care less about installing apps not approved by apple.
Going back to your post about default apps...I believe Apple has done a pretty outstanding job of integrating your contacts, calendars, email, etc. into the native apps. I thought the iPhone 2 with exchange pretty much solved that problem and continues to add more abilities to integrate 3rd party providers with each subsequent update.
To me all these features that people keep demanding Apple come out with...those features, to me, sound like the PC world trying to make Apple more like the PC. Personally, I like Apple making sure their hardware and software "just work". And in most instances, their native solutions are better than a 3rd party. For example, there have been many times on my iPad that I wished I had one of the "missing 5 apps" and been equally pissed when the app store provides alternate apps that just don't work as well, or are over complicated. Apple spends a lot of time, money and care making sure they have the best and most secure digital computing experience for the end user, and by opening up the walls to the garden to make several tiers, to me, is a mistake. You don't have to agree with me.
Sure, there are many things I'd like apple to improve, but I'd like them to improve the already great apps they've developed rather than just find one that does the thing I want just not everything else as well as the native app. Like putting the single/double quote marks and collon/semicollon on the home keyboard's first screen...on the iPad that is. Or better organization of emoji' keyboard. Or the ability to update my podcasts from my device rather than to re-sync to a computer. Maybe iTunes-Match does that. Sure you can go to the itunes store to download new episodes, but it should know your subscribed podcasts, or at least take you directly to the podcast homepage as a link. Sure I can use down-cast but when there Is an app that does 90% everything you want flawlessly and 10% that doesn't, or an app that satisfies the 10% and does 50% of the rest well enough...I'd rather have the 90%.
To me, if you want a computing experience that offers complete flexibility regardless of consequence to the reliability of the OS, the hardware or the software...Google and MS have solutions for you. Gatekeeper will probably arrive on iOS at somepoint, so don't you worry...Just don't expect apple to support you after that unapproved app has hacked your phone.
You know, I think this the the one time where a "Pro" version of iOS devices might make sense.