Did Apple lie to the FCC about Google Voice?

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  1. slapguts macrumors 6502a

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    Google has posted an unedited, un-redacted version of their letter to the FCC regarding the Google Voice App for the iPhone. It claims Phil Schiller himself was the one who rejected the app, not the 40 person panel.

    It strongly contradicts Apple's response.

    http://wireless.fcc.gov/releases/9182009_Google_Filing_iPhone.pdf

    Here is a link to Google's blog posting about why they have changed their minds, and made the full letter available to the public.

    http://googlepublicpolicy.blogspot.com/2009/09/our-complete-letter-to-fcc-regarding.html
     
  2. Small White Car macrumors G4

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    Which part are you talking about?

    Here's what I see:

    To FCC: Google Voice messed up the way our phone app works.
    To Google: Google Voice confuses customers and will mess up the way our phone app is used.

    I mean, that's different, but kind of just a different way of looking at it, not really a 'lie.'

    Unless you're talking about some other part?
     
  3. slapguts thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  4. intrepid00 macrumors 6502

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    Not really shocked. If a great hardware comes out running wm7 my contract should be up by then. I'm tired of this walled garden ********.
     
  5. Small White Car macrumors G4

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    Oh, well everyone understood that to be a slimey 'leagalese' term the instant they said it.

    They claimed that they don't actually reject ANYTHING, they just refuse to accept it. Since Apple had told many other apps they were rejected before, it was known to be a silly lawyer trick from the moment they said it.

    There's no new information here that changes what we knew already.
     
  6. tomcos macrumors newbie

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  7. slapguts thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    "On July 7, Mr. Eustace and Mr. Schiller spoke over the phone. It was during that call that Mr. Schiller informed Mr. Eustace that Apple was rejecting the Google Voice application for the reasons described above in 2(a)."
     
  8. tomcos macrumors newbie

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    That says Schiller advised Eustace that Apple was rejecting the app, not that Schiller "himself" made the decision to reject it. I read the letter... just thought I missed something. Thanks.
     
  9. slapguts thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Ah, you're correct. My apologies.

    [REDACTED]

    Still, this has been posted to the main page, we should move this conversation there.
     
  10. sidewinder macrumors 68020

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    Not another threat to leave....don't let the door hit you on the way out!

    S-
     
  11. nickrinaldi macrumors regular

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    also why apple rejected latitude native app but loopt is ok with them.
     
  12. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    It says Schiller informed, not rejected. The call to reject came from a higher up... guess who?:rolleyes:
     
  13. FearNo1 macrumors 6502a

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    It may not be a "lie" but it is a B$ excuse from apple... IMHO there is no valid reason to reject the app, other than greed and wanting too much control...

     
  14. FearNo1 macrumors 6502a

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    I don't blame you. at+t/apple's draconian over iphone is one of the main reasons I don't have one. What do u think of the google based phones? The g2 is nice, esp with its tighter integration with google apps than iphone

     
  15. bjb.butler macrumors 6502a

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    Am I the only one that just doesn't care? If you really need a GV app, you can just jailbreak your phone and get one.

    Why does everyone seem so surprised by what Apple is doing? You knew before you bought your Mac / iPod / Apple TV / iPhone that they are a mini monopoly that likes to control your every move.

    I'm all for openness, but this move by apple doesn't bother me at all. I also think that that since its public knowledge that AT$T has nothing to do with the rejection, they whole FCC investigation should be closed. It's apple's hardware, it's apple's software, they have the right to approve / reject any app they don't want. You don't like it? Either:
    a) Jailbreak your phone
    b) get an android device

    Problem solved.
     

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