"duplicate functionality" - what does it mean?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by wonderbread57, Jul 30, 2009.

  1. wonderbread57 macrumors 6502

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    Is this referring to duplicate features offered via AT&T's network such as SMS and Voicemail?

    Or is it referring to duplicate software programs that come pre-installed on the iphone such as the browser and ipod app etc?

    If it is the latter than this is an unsettling precedence. Why would Apple stifle any program that does something an Apple program does? That would be like Windows banning firefox from being installed because it does something the pre-installed IE does. Different browsers should be available. Why did Apple reject Opera? Doesn't seem to make much sense.
     
  2. Small White Car macrumors G4

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    It means: We don't want your program on our phone, so this is the excuse we're using.

    No joke. Look up all the apps that have been told 'duplicates functionality' and I'll tell you the actual reason for each and every one of them. But it's pretty much a different reason for each one. 'df' doesn't mean just one thing.
     
  3. rjohnstone macrumors 68040

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    It refers to applications that are pre-installed on the iPhone.

    Apple is all about control. You will do things their way, period.

    This is why you will not see third party Web browsers, SMS clients, Mail apps, Calendar apps, Map apps, etc., in the App store.
     
  4. cmaier macrumors G3

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    There are third party web browsers, calendar apps and map apps in the app store.
     
  5. madog macrumors 65816

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    Exactly, it's just an excuse by Apple.

    Rumors have been circulating that it actually was a decision by AT&T, but we'll probably never know.
     
  6. rjohnstone macrumors 68040

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    These are not the applications you are looking for. :D
     
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  8. sinsin07 macrumors 68030

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    Thast s**** was funny lmao....:D
     
  9. madog macrumors 65816

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