Upset at Apple?
Steven Frank has a post about Apple’s iPhone app store policies (or lack thereof).
“I’m furious with Apple and AT&T right now, with regard to the iPhone.”
Really? Dude, what did you expect? It’s Apple.
“The boat may turn slowly, but nothing before has ever suggested to me that Apple are actively malicious.”
But there is hope for the future. The Palm Pre (and to some extent, Android) is set to bring serious competition. When that happens, Apple will be forced to adopt rational policies or lose their developers, followed by their users.
Why expect this? Compared to the iPhone, the Pre currently has essentially three disadvantages, all of which will probably disappear over time, and one big advantage, which will never go away.
- Inferior design. Debatable, and certainly fixable.
- Fewer (good) apps. Of course. iPhone has a two-year head start. But this will reverse, because of the advantage below.
- Worse network coverage. Sprint < AT&T; Verizon > AT&T. Just wait six months.