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anonymous:
If you own an iPhone, it's a monopoly.
5:34 pm — Friday, 13 January 2017
Dicknose:
Gruber is correct here.

You can't sell a garbage note taking app for $10.
5:59 pm — Friday, 13 January 2017
Patrick Henry, the 2nd:
Maybe Apple should have stood up for developers when they were getting sued by patent trolls. Instead they let them hang out to try.

Fuck em. Sue em and open up the damn App store.
6:53 pm — Friday, 13 January 2017
Vanilla Dry Ice:
This case should proceed, as I was forced at gunpoint by the Apple Marketing Machine to buy an iPhone.
7:06 pm — Friday, 13 January 2017
catfood:
i wonder how cydia might figure into a court case here.
7:26 pm — Friday, 13 January 2017
anonymous:
There are people on Slashdot (yeah I'm an old-timer who still reads it) arguing that they hope this suit results in the end walled gardens. This would effectively turn our devices into little malware boxes like our PCs* were in the 90s and 00's. No thanks.



* not mine so much but I had to wipe my Mom's PC every few months because she was constantly installing "helpful" downloaders and toolbars that different sites encouraged her to do.
7:46 pm — Friday, 13 January 2017
Stroke! Stroke!:
I'm not sure what to think about this.


On the one hand, it's Apple's device, so fuck off if you want another App Store.


On the other hand, well, there is no other hand. Fuck off and buy and Android phone.
9:03 pm — Friday, 13 January 2017
Stroke! Stroke!:
@Patrick Apple did.
9:06 pm — Friday, 13 January 2017
My Optional Name:
>On the one hand, it's Apple's device, so fuck off if you want another App Store.

Users do have the option of compiling apps from source and installing it themselves. Requires a Mac and a little know-how, but there's no reason why there couldn't be a 3rd-party App Store catering to do-it-yourselfers. Or... is there? It's rather odd this hasn't gotten any attention since Apple started making this possible.
4:12 am — Saturday, 14 January 2017
ano:
They have to install developer tools, and the correct SDKs. It's a pain in the ass, especially the way Xcode and iOS SDK is such a swiftly moving target.
12:46 pm — Saturday, 14 January 2017
knowitall:
or they could just withdraw the whole app store thing altogether. Like when they first released the damn thing.

Then everyone can shut up about monopolies, because its not like Apple have to provide anything to anyone.

It's not a utility service its a private company making VERSIONS of existing products and services OF WHICH THERE ARE MANY competitors..

Unless they have been using ILLEGAL practises to create a monopoly (like Microsoft did) and FORCED vendors to only sell Apple then I don't understand the problem.


And if anyone says Apple have created a monoply on the iphone, then have Sony developed a monopoly for accessories on their hardware? What about vacuum cleaners, nintendo consoles? the list is endless..


3:00 pm — Saturday, 14 January 2017
Dicknose:
>It's not a utility service its a private company

Apple is a public company. Anyone can buy shares.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apple_Inc.

Not disagreeing, just pointing that out.
6:23 am — Sunday, 15 January 2017
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