So Apple wont allow any apps that duplicate stock apps?

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by bbplayer5, Jul 28, 2009.

  1. bbplayer5 macrumors 68030

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    What if say... Cupertino decides to make iChat for the iPhone.... Would they then systematically remove all chat apps from the app store?

    Seems pretty ridiculous that they are being nazis about this...
     
  2. kas23 macrumors 603

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    I don't know why they wouldn't? They are over 50 different weather apps in the App Store.
     
  3. iFerd macrumors 6502a

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    And this is based on what exactly? Is there some backstory we're missing here? Perhaps provide us a link...

    Besides, how does that explain [app]CNNMoney[/app], [app]Mad Stocks[/app], [app]TheStreet.com Mobile[/app], [app]Real-time Stocks[/app], [app]GreatWisdom Stocks[/app], etc.?
     
  5. JCC macrumors newbie

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    The argument is that if you take Apple's position to its logical conclusion, Apple ought to also remove stock tracking apps and weather apps from the Apps store. Since they haven't, it's not unreasonable to infer that Apple is enforcing their position inconsistently. i.e., It considers some features more important than others.

    Better examples though, I'd think, would be the various VoIP and free SMS apps. They are all alternate ways of using iPhone as a phone.

    I'm hoping that like Podcatcher and promo codes for 17+ apps, Apple will come to its senses, hopefully sooner rather than later. It's hard to imagine their thought process some times.
     
  6. dejo Moderator

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    Ah, stock apps and not stocks apps. My bad.

    And, yeah, the App Store approval process is not known for its consistency...
     

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