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rikipedia said:Apple is soooo late to the game with this product. Many of us have already found similar non-Apple solutions that work very well.I agree something like the mini should have come out much earlier, but those of us that care about privacy and data protection wouldn't be caught dead with "non-Apple" solutions from companies like google and Amazon.For us, these are welcome additions to an ecosystem that protects privacy, and In my case I will be filling my home with these HomePod minis.
The ProtonMail CEO is the typical crybaby narcissist who wants everything their way - have their cake and eat it too. He mentions none of the benefits of being in the iOS App Store, and getting who knows how many thousands of potential customers who may eventually subscribe for their paid tier of services, but only complains about having to actually pay rent after free-loading for two years. It's like the horrible roommate in college that we've all had that eats your food and doesn't pay any rent.These ProtonMail, Spotify, Epic apologists are probably also the type of people that go into a retail store, wasting a salesperson's time by asking a million questions, and then going online and buying the product on Amazon. Apple allows outside subscriptions, but it's just asking for their to be an in-app option as well to be fair. The free-loading roommates of the world just don't get it.BTW, there's a great alternative to ProtonMail... Tutanota. The privacy laws in Germany are even more strict and stronger than those in Switzerland.
cloudguy said:lightvox88 said:I'm not claiming to speak for the millions of iOS device owners, but I personally buy Apple devices for the sand-boxed and curated App Store. I don't want any alternate app stores.If you want alternate, and willy nilly then go buy an Android device, and sell your wares on those platforms. Leave our walled infrastructure alone. If you don't like it, then leave...Did you even read the article?"The group advocates for a set of "App Store Principles" that it believes companies like Apple should adopt, including allowing for rival app stores..."A correct analogy would be ProtonMail wanting other stores to set up shop inside of, lets say a Target store, and then pay no rent, and sell whatever it wants to sell with Target having no say or control about the matter. If the parasitic store wants to sell racist confederate flags, then Target wouldn't be able to do anything about it. It's totally ridiculous and makes absolutely no sense.Like I said before, if you don't like Apple's curation or rules then you are free to leave and sell elsewhere. No one is twisting your arms (like the mafia - what a stupid analogy) to stay and suffer.