iPhone Store Not Completely Open
Apple has one of the best reputations in American business today. Its products
are revered, its CEO is idolized and its stock has been put on a high-priced
All this obscures some rather troubling facts: Its computers are overpriced
and because they're from a single source, many enterprises are forced to steer
clear. And as the king of the Mac, iPod and iPhone platforms, Apple rules with
an iron fist.
The latest downer is how Apple is treating iPhone developers. You'd think Apple
would want as many iPhone apps as possible, what with Google set to enter the
market and Microsoft already a longtime player. As John Belushi might have said,
"But noooooo!" If your app competes with Apple's own software,
there's no place for you
in the iPhone store.
Ever wonder how cool things would be if Steve Jobs and Bill Gates traded places?
How would Apple and Microsoft be different with this kind of switch? Random
conjecture welcome at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Posted by Doug Barney on 09/29/2008 at 1:16 PM