Posted by: Anonymous
on April 16, 2008 07:51 PM
The article and the premise are complete FUD. Yes, Apple does restict the distribution of software for the iPhone. Because Apple is going to be the one to take it on the chin when and if an App that's distributed through the iTunes store screws up someone's iPhone or iPod touch. The iPod and iPhones are appliances not computers. Just ask what it's like over in Blackberry land and find out how many ill-prepared or badly written pieces of code are screwing up with thier phones.
Apple has always been a "It's our way or the highway" kind of company. Nothing however forces anyone to go play in thier sandbox. However there would be no reason for an article like this if the sandbox did not have a lot of appeal to it.