Note to Apple: Stop thinking Like a Phone Company

alberto24Steve Jobs might be better served here to take his own advice and think different. Because, as he has so elegantly demonstrated with the iPhone, these devices are finally becoming little computers. So it shouldn’t be a surprise that consumers will expect them to act like computers. They will want to modify them to their exact, specifications.[…] Thanks to alberto24 for providing this nice story on Digg.

What other users say about this:

webmasterx: Well, as Tech Crunch said “That is why PC’s took over the world” History tends to repeat itself. Apple had everything in the 80’s to become today’s Microsoft but Steve Jobs miserably dropped the ball with his stubbornness. Microsoft copied what he was doing and took it to a whole new level. Do not be surprised if Microsoft comes up with an iphone equivalent shortly with more functionality and open to the world’s creativity to develop applications for.

jasorn: Er, Apple has ALWAYS thought like this. They’re even worse than MS when it comes to trying to control what they’re customers do with the thins they buy from them. Linux Baby!!

Windgat: I think you need to get over yourselves.

The iPhone is a device intended to be used as utility, intended by its designers. I take my hat off to Apple and Co for sticking it out for usability, innovation, and raising the bar on mobile devices – period.

While doing so, they are laying down the rules to do this in a protected and controllable environment. You’ve been warned not to mess with this device, now all the hackers are up in arms for being spanked by an upgrade.

Apple provides a great experience for the masses that do not want to hack, unlock, crack etc. I appreciate the fact that I can switch on all things Apple. It works. It is better designed, and it is user friendly (not necessarily hacker friendly).

Also, going up against the demi-gods of industry (Music and Telco) is not everyone’s cup of tea. I think Apple is doing a balancing act not because it chooses, but because it has to, to be allowed in the sandbox for a play.

So, suck it up. Enjoy what it has to offer, or get a Nokia and suffer the fate of having to deal with buggy, unfinished software (for years now)…

P.S. If you are upset about Apple making money, then get over that too. Buy some shares!!
Go Apple!

Windgat: I think you need to get over yourselves.

The iPhone is a device intended to be used as utility, intended by its designers. I take my hat off to Apple and Co for sticking it out for usability, innovation, and raising the bar on mobile devices – period.

While doing so, they are laying down the rules to do this in a protected and controllable environment. You’ve been warned not to mess with this device, now all the hackers are up in arms for being spanked by an upgrade.
Apple provides a great experience for the masses that do not want to hack, unlock, crack etc. I appreciate the fact that I can switch on all things Apple. It works. It is better designed, and it is user friendly (not necessarily hacker friendly).

Also, going up against the demi-gods of industry (Music and Telco) is not everyone’s cup of tea. I think Apple is doing a balancing act not because it chooses, but because it has to, to be allowed in the sandbox for a play.

So, suck it up. Enjoy what it has to offer, or get a Nokia and suffer the fate of having to deal with buggy, unfinished software (for years now)…

P.S. If you are upset about Apple making money, then get over that too. Buy some shares!!
Go Apple!

diggmediggyou: Oh! Only Nokia Communicator can call it Smartphone.

targetpro: word

genexyzration: Apple is issuing a recall of all broken iphones and will replace free of charge after signing an agreement not to sue apple over the updates that render the phone useless. (customer service advisory idea before its too late)

fragsta: Why do people keep sending “open letters” and “notes” to Apple giving business advice as if they’re some sort of marketing guru?

Ziziros: ya so im a big mac fan, but this is very true.
jobs has to look at the bigger picture – allow iphone users to do what they want, and the iphone will become much more popular.

Mizzike: lucky me, I don’t mind AT&T’s wireless service where I live and could care less about 3rd party apps for the most part. *yawn*

loudthing:

nlevy: This is such a shame. It doesn’t make any sense.

nickpowers101: Steve Jobs: Please release the iPhone in Canada.

onemillion: what happened to teh apple we once knew that gave a shit about its customers?

jesusfish12: if Apple doesn’t abide by some of the “phone company” policies, what phone company will want to market/use their product? if apple doesn’t have a market for their product, how will they make money? drrt.

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