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  • Apple files legal challenge over Europe's demand for third-party app stores

    AppleZulu said:
    aldanno said:
    Just imagine if Circle K was forced to carry every brand candy, soda and beer. Also imagine they weren't free to mark-up their product prices as they saw fit! No one is asking the Apple Retail Stores to stock every iPhone charger, or competing smart phones? Why is the digital store different? Especially in Europe, they also won't let you sell car parts that haven't been 'certified' to not compromise their safety or environmental standards. Are they planning on setting up an international body to 'certify' apps as not harmful to the operating system or other apps?

    I don't get it.
    The third-party app store requirements have a deeper twist for your analogy to be accurate. They would be like requiring Circle K to give others free floor space to stock their own tems which they will sell directly so as not to give Circle K a cut, and to prevent Circle K from imposing any review or requirements on the third-party items to prevent them from interfering with Circle K's operations or even to prevent them from burning down the Circle K store entirely.
    No this is not accurate, no one is asking Apple to even host the third party stores. Physical space isn’t the same as digital footprint. One is limited by geographical dimensions whereas the other is for all practical purposes infinite. If Apple would allow side loading of apps, there would be zero cost to Apple. In fact it would likely reduce cost on Apple from having to maintain code that attempts to block these capabilities for the owners of their devices. 
    Lastly and probably something you ought to consider. This works on MacOS because consumers would not accept these rights to be removed. Imagine how utterly useless your MacBook would feel like if all you were left with was the App Store applications. Does anyoje use the same arguments for MacOs?? No, this is an excellently executed propaganda by Apple to have you think that your phone and tablet is somehow different in this regard!!!!
    williamlondon
  • Apple files legal challenge over Europe's demand for third-party app stores

    aldanno said:
    Just imagine if Circle K was forced to carry every brand candy, soda and beer. Also imagine they weren't free to mark-up their product prices as they saw fit! No one is asking the Apple Retail Stores to stock every iPhone charger, or competing smart phones? Why is the digital store different? Especially in Europe, they also won't let you sell car parts that haven't been 'certified' to not compromise their safety or environmental standards. Are they planning on setting up an international body to 'certify' apps as not harmful to the operating system or other apps?

    I don't get it.
    This isn’t the same. Imagine if you had the deed to the land. And then you wanted to have a chevron station next to the circle k. You own the device (deed) because you purchased it. You should be allowed to use it in whatever way you see fit. That means if you’re ok with potential risks you can install a third party App Store. It doesn’t impact any liability on apples side. It doesn’t even increase any cost on their side. It would impact their revenue however 
    williamlondon
  • Apple insists 8GB unified memory equals 16GB regular RAM

    This is like saying to an employee that the $1000 salary is the same as $2000 elsewhere. A lie and a damn bad lie at that.
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  • EU tells Apple to open everything up to its rivals

    Dear Thierry, can I have a BMW engine in my Mercedes, please? And I should be able to put any headlights in my car well well, thank you. And while you’re at it, I want to control my Bosch appliance with the Samsung app, buy competitors’ products in my supermarket of choice and run iOS on Android phones. No biggie for you, I suppose. Cheers. 
    I don’t understand this. You are aware that there are car enthusiasts that does this all the time. The car manufacturers do not care after they’ve sold you the car what you do with it. Sure it will void the warranty but the car is yours.
    williamlondonwatto_cobra
  • Rival leaker claims new USB-C image the 'real deal'

    This would be enough for me to break my 3 year upgrade cadence. Traveling for about 60% of my time and every other device is usb-c with the exception of my iPhone and AirPod Max (hoping they fix that too🙏) and of course Apple’s Watch and MagSafe charger. 
    Constantly having to have 3 usb-c to lightning cables when I travel. The lightning connector have a much more finite lifetime. I find that it usually wears down after 4-6 months and I have to have a spare, just in case. 
    I’ve had the same iPad usb-c cable since 2018, no issues with it at all and it works in my GoPro, Drone, battery pack… 
    williamlondon