Apple's game of Chicken

Discussion in 'Apple, Inc and Tech Industry' started by Tower-Union, Apr 12, 2010.

  1. Tower-Union macrumors 6502

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  2. maflynn Moderator

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    I disagree,

    Just look at flash for WebOs, its been delayed indefinitely, early reports were that it consumed the cpu, sucked down the battery and was causing the phone to reboot/reset.

    Why in the world would apple want to introduce a product that would make it an unstable device?

    I'd say that its not apple playing chicken but rather protecting its products from buggy, inferior software that will detract from the user experience and also increase the volume of support. If something stops working on the iPhone, they'll be call apple first, not adobe, even though flash would be the culprit.

    btw, flash for the android platform seems to be delayed significantly as well. Looks like adobe is firing on all cylinders :rolleyes:
     
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  4. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    John Siracusa seems to be just a bit confused. At times, he is just flat-out wrong on the facts. At other times and without meaning to do so, he appears to provide compelling reasons for Apple to do what it is doing. Also without meaning to, he makes a compelling argument for Apple's stance to be good for developers.

    The closest analog that to his opposition to Apple's stance on cross-compilers is the argument against motorcycle helmet laws. Developers should be allowed to do what they want even if the Apple way has a substantially greater upside, he argues.

    Siracusa's article is an argument in favor of deliberate stupidity.
     
  5. Tower-Union thread starter macrumors 6502

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    lol - I like your choice of wording. But really what WOULD happen if the majority of developers gave Apple the 1 finger salute and wandered off to Android/Flash?
     
  6. clevin macrumors G3

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    i happen to own a pre since its launch, and guess what, it didn't reboot even once in first 3 months!. what early report were you reading? or you just pull some "reports" out of your head without checking sources?

    the one kept crashing browser, was the iPod Touch I once owned.

    talk about unstable beta products, apple is not doing better than the Pre. Like the OSX leopard that took 6 months to fix wifi issue?
     
  7. BrianKonarsMac macrumors 65816

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    Clearly Apple has nothing to worry about, I mean they have 100,000 apps!

    In all seriousness though, it is a large gamble. All of the devs I know here at work are laughing at all of this, they think Apple is crazy (who knows who is right). I felt kind of bad though when one of our employees who bought the iPad mentioned how he just picked up a stylus for it... out came the quotes from Steve Jobs how if you need a stylus you failed. Oops!

    It's an interesting time and Apple is certainly exposing themselves to some risk that their competitors can capitalize on.
     
  8. *LTD* macrumors G4

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    If they weren't interested in making money this is exactly what they'd do.
     
  9. ravenvii macrumors 604

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    Did you even read the post?
     
  10. clevin macrumors G3

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    apparent i didn't. :p I wasn't able to imagine that there are people actually attacks the thing nobody sees.
     
  11. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    The majority of iPhone developers do not use Flash. Those who leave will reduce the competition for those who stay. Opportunities will open for new entrants who are not so devoted to Adobe. Apple wins. Apple customers win. Apple developers win. Nitwits lose.
     

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