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09-20-2009, 10:36 AM #1
A Strong Word of Advice for Apple
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Congressman Joe Wilson, who garnered much attention for himself by shouting "Liar" in the chambers of Congress recently, has apparently started a trend this month.
Shouts of "Liar" haven't subsided one bit... except a new target has been bearing the brunt of the impact: Apple.
Since last week's media fiasco provoked by Apple and Google's war of words, a lot of folks have expressed displeasure with how Apple communicated its way through that whole debacle. But now that the smoke has settled, some are coming around to stop castigating and, instead, cast a lifeline of advice to a company that seems to need a positive spin ASAP.
Of course, speaking truth to power is never easy. But this morning, Paul Suarez at PC World is making a bold attempt to jolt Apple from the recent media funk in which the company has found itself.
It's no secret that Apple isn't exactly earning praise for rejecting Google Voice. A recent "truth-stretching" response to the FCC about its action didn't help the company's image either.
Offer a iPod Touch with 3G capabilities. Apple could manufacture an iPod that has built-in 3G and is meant to be another wireless option to the iPhone. Scrap the current App Store approval process and allow room for third-party VoIP and messaging options to become available.
Scrap the current App Store approval process and allow room for third-party VoIP and messaging options to become available.
09-20-2009, 10:39 AM #2
What Apple needs to do is change the SDK terms and stop rejecting everything.Asking for help is different from being stupid. Fanboys can rot in @#$%!
09-20-2009, 11:16 AM #3
Apple needs to stop being so Anal. kThx.EDM
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09-20-2009, 11:19 AM #4
they're just the same as a bully you might run into the hallways of a highschool. and we all know the golden rule, whoever has the gold, makes the rules. they're untouchable, money hungry heathens from the depths of the netherworld, and they like being that way.Computers in the future may weigh no more than 1.5 tons.
- Popular Mechanics, 1949
09-20-2009, 11:21 AM #5
Paul suarez is a lunatic but his head is in the right place.This is getting a lil' ridiculous...
09-20-2009, 11:25 AM #6
Wasn't the line "You lie!" ?I always feel sorry for the guy in the iPhone commercials. He always gets a call right in the middle of trying to do something
09-20-2009, 12:00 PM #7
Yeah, by rejecting GV and closing the jailbreak loophole on the new FW, Apple has pissed me the eff off! But what are we gonna do? The jailbreaking community is vastly in the minority, and our voices aren't heard over the stampeding "general" consumers who don't care (or know) about jailbreaking, and the sounds of the cash registers ringing round the clock from AppStore sales.
And I JUST left VZW and a Storm for AT&T and a 3G[S]! Not that I was even REMOTELY happy with my previous device. The Storm was the worst phone I've ever touched in my entire life. But it seems that MS and Palm may get a strong leverage point in all of this. If Apple doesn't get their sh*t together, and fast, either of those companies will have a chance to seriously stomp some toes over at Apple.....IMO.
09-20-2009, 12:00 PM #8
I really don't understand why Google is so mad in the first place. This app would really hurt att in so many ways. I know they said att has no say in their apps, but i'm sure apple does not want to put an app out that really hurts their main carrier. Their data usage would go way up and a lot of people would lower their minutes on their plan. I personally would not use Google voice since I don't use a lot of minutes anyway.
09-20-2009, 12:09 PM #9
Apple does need to change its policies for the SDK. They also need to stop "bending" their own rules whenever they see fit. I do agree that they certainly have been getting a lot of negative exposure lately and if they don't do something about it it will only hurt them as a company in the long run.
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09-20-2009, 12:35 PM #10
A long while back Steve Jobs and Bill Gates appears on stage for a one on one that lasted an hour or so. In that session Steve Jobs said (and I quote) "I wish we'd have learned earlier that we can't do everything ourselves". Speaking of Apple's attitude that nobody can help them and work with them and they must do everything themselves. This was many years back and Steve seems to have forgotten his own words.
That session can be found on the net in several places if you look.Screw #Winning, I'm #Juanning
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09-20-2009, 12:40 PM #11
But, you know, if Apple is really just trying to protect ATT then this shouldn't be an issue, right? After all, ATT claims they never asked Apple to reject it.
09-20-2009, 12:49 PM #12
$$$ tend to blind most people (and companies). Hard learned lessons are easily forgotten. Apple will change --- hopefully before their market share (and stock price) declines to single digit #'s !!
09-20-2009, 01:07 PM #13
rejected by a company for no real reason is a good reason to be mad.
Take your head out of the ground and maybe you will realize everthing that was wrong with your statement.
09-20-2009, 02:02 PM #14
Apple got a shitload of money from the iPhone, so their "stocks got raised", now they reject **** that they don't like, just because, but soon I think Apple's gonna learn its lesson when users will start rebelling against all their ********:P They weren't so bad before the iPhone came out:P
09-20-2009, 02:05 PM #15
The iPhone could be the best mobile on the market if only Apple would climb down from thier arrogant stance and allow it to do all the things that come as standard on others. It has a first rate CPU, bluetooth chip and great operating system. If only they would listen and open up the SDK and let us have it as a decent phone instead of concentrating on thousands of worthless apps.
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09-20-2009, 02:23 PM #17
As my father always told me: "Think before you speak! (or type)".
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09-20-2009, 03:00 PM #18
All I want is to be able to install Cydia stuff, have custom sounds, and theme it how I want. Basically jailbreak. I could care less what Apple decides about it's business plan. Let me use the phone I bought how I want. It's not Apples phone once I purchase it!
09-20-2009, 03:12 PM #19
ipod touch with 3g capabilities .... LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOOLOL *pause* ...LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOOLOLOLOLOOLOLOLOOLOLOLOOLOLOL
09-20-2009, 03:24 PM #20
"Offer a iPod Touch with 3G capabilities. Apple could manufacture an iPod that has built-in 3G and is meant to be another wireless option to the iPhone. Scrap the current App Store approval process and allow room for third-party VoIP and messaging options to become available."
That's a stupid idea..turn an ipod into a phone? how bout no.. that wouldn't even make sense. It's called an iPod for a reason..it wasn't meant to be used for wireless carriers except for home/public wifi