Demaestro - 7:05 pm on Apr 9, 2010 (gmt 0) [edited by: Demaestro at 7:11 pm (utc) on Apr 9, 2010]
I don't see the anti-trust argument though... Apple is far from dominating in any market
Do they really have to dominate the market to be considered acting in an Anti-Trust, anti-competitive way?
I have no plans to ever buy an Apple product, although the iPad is tempting, so I'll never write any Apple apps unless they allow cross-compiled products.
I am with you, but that still doesn't make what they are doing right. Maybe not illegal but it is dancing right on the line IMO.
To me the market share the devices enjoy isn't the point, they have a 100% share on apps on their devices, this isn't about the phones/devices, this is about the apps that live on them.
If 90% of phones had Apple OS on them would they be in the wrong?
--> If Yes Then
Why aren't they in the wrong if only 20% of the phones have Apple OS on them?
It isn't right that if I develop a good app that Apple should block people who own an Apple device from installing it, just because I developed it on my own terms or because it will allow people to browse the web without Safari, or because it uses Wi-Fi or because it has content that is adult in nature. It isn't up to them, it is up to the person who owns the phone.
[edited by: Demaestro at 7:11 pm (utc) on Apr 9, 2010]