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As we C64, GV Mobile +, and GV Connect.

C64 is a fully licensed Commodore 64 emulator that was originally rejected due to the inclusion of a BASIC interpreter. The application was subsequently approved after the developers removed BASIC. Apple's rules changed earlier this month opening the door to interpreted code in certain circumstances.

Meanwhile, GV Mobile + and GV Connect were also approved this weekend and provide Google Voice functionality on the iPhone. Both Apps were pulled from the App Store, but have since seen a return with Apple's relaxed rules. We previewed GV Mobile + last week. Google Voice is a free US phone service that allows users with a US phone number that can be forwarded and managed in various ways:
Users may select a single US phone number from various area codes. Incoming calls to the number may ring simultaneously any of the user's configured phones or the account's Google Talk feature. Based on the calling number, or contact group (e.g., Family, Friends, Work), or on time of day, e.g., disabling a home phone during business hours and routing calls to mobile or business number, individual numbers may be configured to ring. The service also features voicemail with indexable automated voicemail transcription, accessible via a web browser, e-mail, or by phone. Google Voice provides automatic blocking of known numbers, e.g., telemarketers, the ability to switch lines in mid-call, differentiated voice mail greetings based on caller, SMS forwarding, and call recording.

Article Link: Apple Approves Google Voice Apps and BASIC Interpreter in C64
 

macfan881

macrumors 68020
Feb 22, 2006
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Nothing but good news for the app store I think we will start to see alot more better apps within the year.
 

*LTD*

macrumors G4
Feb 5, 2009
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Canada
Let's hope this is the beginning of a new Apple...

It's the same Apple. They've just created increased demand. This might have been the plan all along: trumpet the benefits of the walled-garden approach as a value-proposition that comes from controlling the experience, and then reel in the "open" crowd later by relaxing the rules but outlining some important caveats.

Next thing you know Verizon will carry the iPhone. ;)
 

Duncan-UK

macrumors 6502
Sep 17, 2006
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For those of us of a certain age, the expression "38911 basic bytes free" sends a shiver of nostalgia down the spine

must download this and do some POKE'ing 53280 and 53281 for the screen colours and SYS 64738 to do a soft reset if my memories are accurate :)
 

KnightWRX

macrumors Pentium
Jan 28, 2009
15,046
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Quebec, Canada
I wonder what all the "Apple does no wrong" people that trumpeted about how good the Walled Garden was will say now that the walls are coming down around them.

Oh right, Apple does no wrong, so this is going to be a good thing! Keep on changing your stance people. :rolleyes:
 

TheShinyMac

macrumors 6502a
Apr 3, 2009
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Just remember Google will probably save all your txt messages, not that other providers don't but yea
 

*LTD*

macrumors G4
Feb 5, 2009
10,703
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Canada
For those of us of a certain age, the expression "38911 basic bytes free" sends a shiver of nostalgia down the spine

must download this and do some POKE'ing 53280 and 53281 for the screen colours and SYS 64738 to do a soft reset if my memories are accurate :)

LOAD "OMG!!",1,2 ;)

I'd like to run GEOS on it.
 

*LTD*

macrumors G4
Feb 5, 2009
10,703
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Canada
I wonder what all the "Apple does no wrong" people that trumpeted about how good the Walled Garden was will say now that the walls are coming down around them.

1.) Apple hasn't done any wrong. They've conquered the app market with the walled-garden approach for differentiation, and now they're making a few more allowances, but with some big disclaimers attached.

2.) The walls are still up. The openings are manned by App Store gatekeepers than can approve or reject.

In fact, Apple has handled their app conquest absolutely brilliantly.
 

KnightWRX

macrumors Pentium
Jan 28, 2009
15,046
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Quebec, Canada
Stance dance?

I guess they switch from Defensive stance ("Please Apple protect us from the confusion of choice!") to Berserker stance ("You idiot, 720p is all you need, 1080p isn't as good!"). But please, I've been WoW free for about 2 years now, let's use another analogy. :D
 

s1m

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Apr 28, 2008
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I wonder what all the "Apple does no wrong" people that trumpeted about how good the Walled Garden was will say now that the walls are coming down around them.

Oh right, Apple does no wrong, so this is going to be a good thing! Keep on changing your stance people. :rolleyes:

Walls coming down? So all that has changed is some apps are now allowed through. They still go through the same approval process so I can be fairly confident that they might work and are virus free.
 

Eidorian

macrumors Penryn
Mar 23, 2005
29,125
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Indianapolis
I guess they switch from Defensive stance ("Please Apple protect us from the confusion of choice!") to Berserker stance ("You idiot, 720p is all you need, 1080p isn't as good!"). But please, I've been WoW free for about 2 years now, let's use another analogy. :D
Whatever Apple seems to do it keeps my money in my pocket. I suspect they'll keep doing that.
 

NebulaClash

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Feb 4, 2010
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I wonder what all the "Apple does no wrong" people that trumpeted about how good the Walled Garden was will say now that the walls are coming down around them.

Oh right, Apple does no wrong, so this is going to be a good thing! Keep on changing your stance people. :rolleyes:

Apple does do wrong, so that's a straw man argument except when used against a few pro-Apple trolls. However, Apple doesn't do wrong as often as these forums makes it seem. I give Apple the benefit of the doubt that they have a valid business reason for doing what they are doing unless time proves that assumption wrong. Which it sometimes does.

What I don't do is jump on the Apple is teh EVIL bandwagon every time Steve sneezes.

My nuanced approach will, of course, be attacked for that very reason.
 

NebulaClash

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Feb 4, 2010
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Walls coming down? So all that has changed is some apps are now allowed through. They still go through the same approval process so I can be fairly confident that they might work and are virus free.

And we can avoid any app we want to avoid. The garden can be walled as we please. That's the beauty of choice in a massive app market.
 

*LTD*

macrumors G4
Feb 5, 2009
10,703
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Canada
You can thank Google's Android for this. Android has Apple p*ssing their pants scared.

Nope. Google is simply pulling a Microsoft, except this is 2010 and this isn't the Apple of the 90's they're dealing with. Apple is #2 in market cap behind Exxon, for instance. This aint Kansas, Toto.

It is CRITICAL for Google and partners to churn out an ocean of devices at different price points, catering to different "needs", in a multitude of OS/hardware combinations in order to compete with Apple's ONE (at most, two) phone running on ONE carrier in the US. Since Google has no single "iPhone killer", it's absolutely vital they flood the market with VOLUME in order to make up for the lack of quality in Android and Android devices in general.

Google doesn't have what it takes to do what Apple does. And the reason is simple: Google doesn't think, create and act like Apple.
 

markgo2k

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Oct 20, 2008
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You can thank Google's Android for this. Android has Apple p*ssing their pants scared.

Can we please just quit with the Android vs. iPhone mudslinging? iPhone is good. Android is good. Competition is good for everyone. Pick your phone and move along...
 
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