Hello and welcome to our community! Is this your first visit?
Register
Enjoy an ad free experience by logging in. Not a member yet? Register.
Results 1 to 7 of 7
  1. #1
    Rockstar Coder
    Join Date
    Jun 2002
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    9,074
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 328 Times in 324 Posts

    Apple may face antitrust investigation

    Last edited by oracleguy; 05-03-2010 at 10:34 PM.
    OracleGuy

  • #2
    Senior Coder
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Posts
    1,340
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 61 Times in 60 Posts
    I was wondering if something like that might happen. I wasn't aware app devs couldn't create similar apps for other platforms till now. Just never paid attention.

  • #3
    Rockstar Coder
    Join Date
    Jun 2002
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    9,074
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 328 Times in 324 Posts
    Yeah Apple changed the rules a few weeks ago. Here is some background on it if you are interested: http://daringfireball.net/2010/04/ip...flash_compiler
    OracleGuy

  • #4
    Regular Coder jfreak53's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Location
    Guatemala
    Posts
    477
    Thanks
    19
    Thanked 10 Times in 10 Posts
    Great now Apple is turning into Microcrap, just what we needed.

    All the more reason, go LINUX! And Google Android. Hey what's decision, when I can download andriod SDK for free, I just did yesterday and develop away till my hearts content. Apple charges $200 smacks for the standard, that's not even the pro version!
    "FORTRAN is not a language. It's a way of turning a multi-million dollar mainframe, into a $50 programmable scientific calculator."
    http://www.microfastcat.com -- FastCat Software, the fastest software on the NET!
    http://www.microthosting.com -- Free reseller web hosting, Hosting, VPS, FREE SMALL HOSTING!!!
    http://www.microtronix-tech.com -- Web design and programming

  • #5
    Senior Coder
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Posts
    1,340
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 61 Times in 60 Posts
    I know what they're trying to do and that's protect the brand name. Apple is always known for quality, safe products and keeping control is the way to do that but when you prevent another business from doing business with others, that's restriction of trade (or whatever the technical term is).

    Which reminds me of a similar issue with my restaurants. Years ago, one of our suppliers was found to be selling the same product we used to a competitor and was quickly given the boot (which also quickly put them out of business). I wonder if they could have sued our franchisor for having done that. Sounds almost like the same thing.

  • #6
    New Coder futureproof's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Posts
    70
    Thanks
    8
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    I'm crossing my fingers that Apple gets the subpoena and smacked by the law. Steve Jobs is a hypocrite.

  • #7
    New to the CF scene
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Posts
    0
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Apple as always is different from its competitors in many ways. Microsoft and Google as we know are just behind the tail of apple and apple seems to grow like anything despite the recent criticisms it had to face after declaring the fact that only certain and that too noteworthy applications need to run on apple. From what I think, this may hinder many other software developers causing them to concentrate on one instead of two but actually it’s a strategic plan from apples side to ensure its growth in business!


  •  

    Posting Permissions

    • You may not post new threads
    • You may not post replies
    • You may not post attachments
    • You may not edit your posts
    •