Apple, AT&T, and Google FCC Response/Google Voice Rejection Roundup
Apple "rejected" Google Voice for iPhone from the iTunes App Store, the FCC asked Apple, AT&T, and Google to answer some questions about that rejection. Now those questions have been answered-ish, and boy did it result in a flurry of posts here on TiPb and more importantly -- an impressive and penetrating degree of analysis from our commenters.
Have trouble keeping track? Or just want to know what you happily avoided? No worries, we have you covered:
- Apple Responds to FCC Questions (Google and AT&T as Well)
- Apple: 8500 Apps to Review a Week by 40 Odd Reviews
- AT&T To Reconsider VoIP Applications Over 3G? Yeahbuwhat Apple VoIP apps?
- Do Other Countries Lose Out on Apps Because of AT&T Policies?
- Apple iPhone is a Restaurant, Not a Super Market, and They Should Say So on the Sign
- Apple Afraid Google is Taking Over the iPhone?
- Apple Kicking Themselves They Didn’t Buy GrandCentral (Google Voice) First?
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Last week, the press was just echoing Apple's line (changing the interface, wasn't really rejected, etc. etc.)
However now stories point out the lie are starting to come out:
http://tinyurl.com/mknwms (Computer world)
Apple, rushes Snow Leopard out to cover the bad press???
(Nah, they wouldn't do that would they?)
I hope the folks that defended Apple in those threads over the weekend read your link. Kind of difficult to claim Apple isn't lying their ass off after reading what devs have to say.
The sad thing is that Apple would almost surely reform the app approval process if all the fan boy web sites would support the devs in their protest. I really can't grok why the choose a bs corp over consumers and devs. Makes no sense. Are they getting payola from Apple or something??
...or Sen. Wide Stance Larry Craig when he sees a hot stud enter an airport bathroom.