incrediBILL - 7:52 pm on Apr 9, 2010 (gmt 0)
This is the very definition of stifling competition.
Just the opposite.
It will drive a bigger wedge thrusting Android further into the forefront.
Heck, they're already playing catch up just to be multi-tasking and many other things.
It's the wrong move for Apple at a time when the heat has been turned up to a boil under them, absolutely pig-headed and helping the steam roller chasing them.
Apple telling Opera Mini no(or in their case, ignoring them) is, in my mind, EXACTLY like if Microsoft told Mozilla no and not letting Firefox run on Windows. Someone tell me why a phone OS can be locked down while a desktop OS cannot.
I don't disagree with your sentiment, Apple's being a pig-headed bully, but the circumstances are just very different at the moment.
a) iPhone is a phone, not a multi-purpose desktop with 90% marketshare of all desktops
b) They don't dominate the market yet, Opera has plenty of other places to play
Unfortunately Android is gaining lots of market share so Apple can continue to be a bully.
Don't forget, lots of Windows CE based phones out there too which could run Opera ;)