Apple’s Dictatorial Control

August 22, 2009 at 11:17 pm 2 comments

Alot of nashing of teeth has been happening on the web regarding the rejection of Google Voice from the Apple App Store.  FCC is investigating it as many know.  AT&T also said they had nothing to do with it.  That means Apple knows why.  Apple is also acting like  they had not rejected the app.  How come Google Voice, GV and many others never made it either?  Apple has even denied a dictionary because it may contain the definition of bad words.  The fact is Apple has been very inconsistent with what it will allow and not allow.  The fact that Apple even maintains that control is obscene to me.  That’s why I won’t buy an iPhone.

Some might say Apple maintaining control isn’t evil.  I say it is.  Apple says you must not sync with anything but iTunes.  You may not install apps from anyone but Apple’s store.  With so many restrictions it’s hard to believe that the sheep are still lining up for the iPhone.  They don’t know how it can be better.  They don’t enjoy things like live video streaming on Qik.com that I can get even on a unrooted Android phone.  They lived with out basic functionality like copy and paste.  Apple control’s your phone’s destiny.  Not you.

The Better Way

With Android, you can be free to install whatever apps you come across even if they aren’t in the store.  You are not beholden to a specific program to sync your phone up.  Even better is the price for developing programs for Android is lower.  You don’t even have to have it listed in the Android Marketplace to be installable.  You hold all the cards in what you can do.  While Apple users are stuck.

The iPhone may be popular now but it won’t stay that way.  Just ask Palm!  If they keep doing what they are doing now, then the iPhone will start to loose it’s lustre.  Android can be there to take it’s place.  The Android OS is as easy to use as the iPhone and as powerful as the iPhone.   The Android Marketplace has tons of applications.  While there aren’t as many as the iPhone, there are many apps that let you do things on Android that Apple won’t let you do.

I have heard many refer to the iPhone as a computer.  This is true, but it’s the world’s most locked down computer in my opinion.  A Android phone could also be used as a computer.  In fact, Android may also be loaded on computers plus Android is probably going to have Flash plugins before the iPhone.

The iPhone may have been first and may still be better now, but they can’t do what they did with the iPod and sit idle with the iPhone.  The cell phone market is too fickle.  It was only 2-5 years ago that Palm Treo’s were the best.  Now what happend to Palm?  They are an also ran who is trying to come back with the Pre.

Before long, many iPhone people will get sick of the things the iPhone can’t do and they will hop off the iPhone like a bad habit because that’s what they did with the Treo when Palm had not updated it in years.

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2 Comments

  • 1. Seeker  |  August 23, 2009 at 6:21 am

    I agree with most, but though Iphone is a great phone, it has great design which Android mobiles lack, but hey I have jailbreaked my iphone, but still have to life that i have to update trough itunes.

  • 2. gorkon  |  September 12, 2009 at 9:51 pm

    Beauty is in the eye of the beholder…

    The iPhone is a good phone. Not great. First:

    1. Very limited multitasking.
    2. JUST now getting MMS. Android had it from start.
    3. NO physical keyboard. Some people like those things.
    4. Locked down OS.
    5. Only on AT&T.

    Android phones are well designed….if you like a keyboard. The myTouch 3G is smaller than the G1 and lacks a keyboard and the upcoming Cliq is also a nice lookiing phone and also has a keyboard. With iPhone, you are stick with Apple’s ideas. Now that you have HTC and Motorola making phones, you have options. You don’t have that with the iPhone.


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