Breaking Apple's Grip on the iPhone

Discussion in 'MacBytes.com News Discussion' started by MacBytes, Mar 5, 2009.

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    geoffreak

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    Meh. Jailbreaking is overrated. Might as well use a Mac for features.
     
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    How would that work? Unofficially signed IPAs that your iPhone thinks are Apple-authorised?
     
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    MikeTheC

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    Sounds like another busy day for Apple's legal department.

    Woohoo...
     
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    Winni

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    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.
     
  6. macrumors 68000

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    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...
     
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    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.
     
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    nagromme

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

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