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MacBytes
Mar 5, 2009, 10:25 PM
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geoffreak
Mar 5, 2009, 11:07 PM
Meh. Jailbreaking is overrated. Might as well use a Mac for features.

Nermal
Mar 6, 2009, 01:37 AM
Another small company plans a store called Rock Your Phone for iPhone users who have not yet modified their devices to make it easier to download and buy unauthorized applications.

How would that work? Unofficially signed IPAs that your iPhone thinks are Apple-authorised?

MikeTheC
Mar 6, 2009, 02:11 AM
Sounds like another busy day for Apple's legal department.

Woohoo...

Winni
Mar 6, 2009, 09:03 AM
Sounds like another busy day for Apple's legal department.

Sounds like Apple should wake up and open their platforms. This is 2009 and Apple is still acting as if it was 1984 and Open Source hadn't changed the world - or at least the attitudes and expectations of developers, users and basically the entire market.

plumbingandtech
Mar 6, 2009, 12:15 PM
Sounds like Apple should wake up and open their platforms. This is 2009 and Apple is still acting as if it was 1984 and Open Source hadn't changed the world - or at least the attitudes and expectations of developers, users and basically the entire market.

What part of owning the whole widget allows apple to provide the best user experience from the desktop to mp3 player to the phone ..for most people.. do some not understand?

If users or devs don't like it, they can go buy a PreDroidBerry.

It's a Free country...

Nermal
Mar 6, 2009, 01:20 PM
What part of owning the whole widget allows apple to provide the best user experience from the desktop to mp3 player to the phone ..for most people.. do some not understand?

Apple doesn't own the widget. I do. If I want to put third-party software on a device that I own, then that's none of the manufacturer's business.

nagromme
Mar 8, 2009, 03:47 PM
Apple doesn't own the widget. I do. If I want to put third-party software on a device that I own, then that's none of the manufacturer's business.

Agreed. Just don't expect Apple to spend time/money to support your homebrew config, nor to test future features and updates for compatibility :)