Flattr calls Apple an ‘app dictatorship’
2. ilia1986 (unregistered)
3. jmoita2 (Posts: 930; Member since: 23 Dec 2011)
Even Amazon gets bullied by those megalomaniacs at Apple.
4. JeffdaBeat (unregistered)
App Store rules is something I wish Apple had been upfront about since day one. It reminds me too much on how the MPAA ratings board works...which NO company should have an approval process like that. Now granted, Apple did do a bit of a better job opening up how they decide on things, but I feel like even that can go further or at least have a few more checks and balances since this seems to be a misunderstanding. Sure, thousands of apps are approved either way...but still...I feel like this is a non-issue that should have never gotten to newsworthy levels.
5. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
all this is old news. we know apple exerts manic god like power over the app market. if you dont like it, publish on another app store... or through cydia
13. Lucas777 (Posts: 2137; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)
exactly… its not like apple is all the sudden being controlling.. if they cant play by apples rules then they cant play apples game.. not to many other options
6. cj100570 (Posts: 204; Member since: 12 May 2009)
Amen! These stories about Apple and it's app policies aren't even worth wasting time writing about them.
7. metalpoet (unregistered)
the cellular industry is becoming more and more corrupt with each passing day, as consumers we need to either conform to there ways or abandon having a cell phone. it sux but its the truth.
9. Commentator (Posts: 2909; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)
"Google is going this way, Facebook is definitely going this way." Just because Apple is accused of being a dictatorship doesn't mean its competitors aren't.
14. Commentator (Posts: 2909; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)
Um, okay Taco, I was pretty much defending Apple from all the people who see this article's title and post "I agree" and "that's true" without reading the article and seeing that this guy has it out for Google and Facebook as well (hence the quotation), but whatever...
16. qxavierus (Posts: 40; Member since: 20 Mar 2012)
Well, it just comes to show how Taco's mind is working. He doesn't read people's comments completely, or he is incapable to understand them.
10. Republican (Posts: 99; Member since: 05 Apr 2012)
Loser apps dont belong on Apple. They can all migrate to android.
15. bayusuputra (Posts: 961; Member since: 12 Feb 2012)
let all those developers go to android.. the more the merrier..
we'll take loser apps as well..
we are not that exclusive arrogant society..
that's the difference..
back to the topic.. app dictatorship?! WOW! VERY BIG SURPRISE!!!
17. frydaexiii (Posts: 1402; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)
Yup, tell that to the creators of Instagram, Temple Run, Angry Birds, Flipboard and many other devs who have already ported their games and apps over to Android. I don't care if there are crap apps, just as long as good apps come in too, which they are.