Originally Posted by sapporobaby
If you think this about my presentation of the info then you truly do not understand what I am saying. I could not care less about the Internet portion of the connection. I am only concerned with the CELL NETWORK (BTS, OSS/BSS, MSC), etc.... An app can not crash this portion and even, rhowarth was speaking about the cell part. You made the jump to DDoS and the Internet.
Now we are getting somewhere. The point I was trying to make was that to an end-user,
it is of no significance where the malfunction originates. It is of no comfort to an end-user
that the cell network has not crashed, if it is not allowing him/her to make a connection,
as in your explanation. Similarly, if an iPhone user can't get to their brokerage account
website, because of a denial of service situation due to a malicious or incompetent
application, the status of the cell network is not what they are worried about.
Even though you could not care less about the Internet portion, Apple has to care
about the whole system top to bottom.
If they did not even attempt to prevent harmful applications from getting into circulation
via the iTunes store, they would be exposing themselves to potentially enormous liability.
(Not to mention any obligations they may have from their arrangements with AT&T). I think
you should take this into account when you are evaluating Apple's rumoured plan
to be a "gatekeeper" for iPhone apps. You can afford to be trusting of the "hacker"
community's intentions. Companies like Apple cannot.