We Are Fed Up With App Store Politics!

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Eso, Aug 28, 2009.

  1. Eso macrumors 68000

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    I'm tired of Apple viewing iPhone customers like this:

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    Dear Apple,

    I am not an idiot. I can learn how to use third-party applications on the iPhone and even recognize how their functions differ from the default application set.

    Between rejecting an update because one of it's icons resembles one in the phone app, forcing Bjango to update their app to remove a core function, to rejecting (or should I say "still considering" :rolleyes:) GV because it would "confuse users" who are trying to use the phone - I'm fed up with the app store shenanigans.

    One solution will go a long way to solve any issue consumers may have with the app store - allow applications to be distributed directly by developers and imported into iTunes. Apple can reject or approve any app they want; as long as they are not the sole distributor of 3rd-party apps, I fully support them in hosting whichever apps they want with any limits on functionality they deem fit. I have filed complaints with the following and encourage anyone with issues to make our voices heard!

    Apple iPhone Feedback

    Better Business Bureau

    FTC

    FCC

    Consumer Affairs
     
  2. duelingdragons macrumors 65816

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    This topic will end badly, it will be a war between people like you, and angry Apple fanboys that will defend their practices to the death.

    *pulls up a lawn chair, grabs a beer*
     
  3. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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  4. cellocello macrumors 68000

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    Or, you know, Apple can do what it wants.

    How come no one writes a petition for GM to make a 3-wheeled vehicle? Or how come no one freaks that Saturns don't have Microsoft Sync? Or why is no one spazzing on Tivo for not having apps at all? Maybe I have some homebrew software that runs on a TiVo, why are they holding me back?

    How come Wal-Mart won't sell this widget I conjured up? Who do I write an angry letter to? :rolleyes:

    Apple is accountable to their shareholders. If shareholders are happy, they couldn't care less that "people on the internet" are freaking out over lack of MMS (just in the States) or lack of certain google apps (which are generally available as web apps).

    I mean ... ya sure, that sucks ... but what are you going to do about it?
     
  5. sinsin07 macrumors 68030

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    Valiant effort.
    Nice picture.
    Right to the point.

    However, the picture represents exactly what Apple wants the "core experience" to be.:rolleyes:

    If you try and buck the system you are not a "loyal" Apple customer.:rolleyes:

    And now you will face the "loyal" Apple\MacRumor wrath.:eek:

    Now get your fire extinguisher, sit back and enjoy the flames.:D
     
  6. eawmp1 macrumors 601

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    Viva la revolution!

    Oh, sorry, I get caught up in a futile grassroots revolt. If I support your cause I'll probably feel a bit like Sancho Panza. (don't worry, I didn't confuse France with Spain)
     
  7. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    What's this about the We? :confused::):rolleyes: I didn't know there were We games in the app store. :confused::rolleyes::D

    [stop flaming]

    As far as some of "us" being upset about how Apple does business, well "we" can go to another product, if "we" are not happy with it. Obviously, "we" are not doing that, so Apple doesn't feel compelled to do business any differently.

    [/stop flaming]

    [flame]
     
  8. sinsin07 macrumors 68030

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    Poor examples. Unless you work in the complaint departments for all those companies, you have no idea what people are writing about. I personally have submitted two designs for a three wheel car to GM in 1979 and 1985.
     
  9. cellocello macrumors 68000

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    You're right - They're weak examples, because there's nothing really analogous to the app store else where in the commercial world.

    But I mean ... it's their store. That's the bottom line. Not sure what else anyone can say. If you ran a General Store in a town, the only store in this small town, and I stormed in and demanded that you sell my product - would you give in? Would you just say yes willy nilly? What if I was a huge, multi-billion, multi-national corporation with a competing store (aka Google), would that make you say "Yes! Sounds good!"?

    And the truth is, for me anyway, that the truer Apple stays to their vision the richer the competitive field will be. Apple being "extra closed" will force Google to be "extra open" on Android. That service and product differential will benefit everyone in the end.
     
  10. Small White Car macrumors G4

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    People 'like that' spend way, WAY more money than people like you do. Mostly just because of their numbers.

    So...uh...sorry, but tough luck!
     
  11. Eso thread starter macrumors 68000

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    None of your hypothetical situations are meaningful in this context. For example, Wal-mart is not the sole distributor of widgets. If WalMart doesn't sell your product, you are free to market, distribute, and sell on your own or through another company. Not so with the iPhone.

    Again with the fail. You'd still be free to start your own store in town and sell your product. You could sell it to your neighbors door-to-door. You can do any number of things and the owner of the general store would be free to sell whatever products he wishes.

    I agree. Let apple sell whatever apps they want for whatever reasons they have in their own App store - so long as you can officially get apps elsewhere.

    Um... maybe file complaints with consumer bodies that can do something - or did you miss the entire point of the post :confused:
     
  12. sinsin07 macrumors 68030

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    I was only kidding about by GM submissions. :D

    However to all Apple lovers, making, people, places things bend to the will of the people is what America is all about. I don't know what the will of the Apple community is, don't care. However if a person wants to try, they should be allowed as long as it is not harming anyone or threatening a life.

    This country was not founded on the weak willed, weak minded. You enjoy the things you do because the people before you made it happen.
     
  13. cellocello macrumors 68000

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    See my "sole General Store in a small town" example in the post above.

    Or, put another way, if I make my own product with its own eco system, and I sell it to people, and I let some people cash in with me, who says I have to let you in on the action?

    Uh ... instead of trying to "bend wills" maybe these people should start their own competing company and produce a competing product.

    I think that's more in the line with the capitalistic roots of America, then the litigious mess it is now.
     
  14. thelatinist macrumors 603

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    +1. And people like you and I can jailbreak and install all the third-party apps we want to. *shrug*
     
  15. Eso thread starter macrumors 68000

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    ...and void our hardware warranties to boot!
     
  16. sinsin07 macrumors 68030

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    That is certainly an option, however trying to make a change in something you don't like is the American way, I think there some number of examples in history. There is nothing wrong with telling Apple how you feel. The very fact this forum exists with it many varied opinions proofs shows living in America you have the right to say what you want, to a certain extent.

    The problem I see here is Apple fans unwilling or unable to think outside of the Apple crate. Thus the picture in the first post makes a perfect example.

    Do you work for Apple?

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    Speculation not fact.
     
  17. thelatinist macrumors 603

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    A quick restore and how does Apple know? Jailbreaking is 100% reversible.
     
  18. cellocello macrumors 68000

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    hahah ... yeah, it's a picture of all the complainers ;)

    Sure, you don't like Apple's policies concerning the Apple app store on the Apple iPhone. Write a letter, good for you. Maybe they'll change, maybe they won't. What do I know?

    Of course people have the right to say what they want. And have the right to assemble. But Apple also has the right to say X is allowed in their store and Y isn't. That's the great thing about freedom!

    You're also free to jailbreak - it's the best of both world!

    I guess I just don't sweat it. If I really really needed the application elbow room, I'd get a WinMo device. Where anything goes, right? I just don't get the beef.

    Sony digital music players used to only play ATRAC (remember that?). That was Sony's right. No one bought it. That was the population's right. Sony changed and now makes mp3 players. The system works!
     
  19. sinsin07 macrumors 68030

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    I think you just validated the whole point of the OP's thread.
     
  20. Small White Car macrumors G4

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    So if I say more cars in America use rubber tires than stone tires, would you require me to source that?

    Just how obvious does something have to be before you'll label it a 'fact?'

    No. People didn't buy Sony's stuff. They changed.

    When people stop buying Apple's stuff, Apple will change.

    So the thread IS pointless. Change will come when people stop buying iPhones. That's all there is to it.
     
  21. thelatinist macrumors 603

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    Damn Sony and their superior proprietary technologies. Betamax. ATRAC. Blu-Ray. (Guess they finally figured out how to make that one fly...)
     
  22. cellocello macrumors 68000

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    Okay .... so go buy an Android or WinMo device. Take the dollars away from Apple until Apple is forced to change.

    Bang. The system works.
     
  23. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Lol :D
    My 1 year old plays with the same exact toy on the picture :D
    You are right though, Apple is trying to play us like some dumb computer/cellphone illiterate folks.
     

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