Apple seem to be always in the news these days, generally it’s because Steve Jobs is touting some more impressive sales figures, some other analyst is predicting they will take over the world or because somebody overhead someone whispering in a bar about a new feature in the next gen iPhone.
However it’s not always sunshine and roses for Apple, of late they’ve come under a bit of fire over the whole Flash ordeal. Now I’m not an Apple hater by any means, in fact I appreciate they fact that they are willing to lead the way and try new things and they do create some great products.
But Apple are just acting childish and downright stubborn. I mean they’re like a little 5 year old who has had there wrists slapped because they made a mistake. They just won’t admit that they’re wrong. I mean very rarely Apple make a little hickup, but when they do, they just refuse to admit it. It’s just childish.
Flash is essential to the web, most of the web is based around it, and I’m so glad that on my HTC Desire, Running Android, I can go onto a website and see it in it’s full glory? Why? Because Android supports flash!
Everybody is screaming at Apple, telling them what they need to do to completely dominate the market, but they refuse to listen. We’ve been moaning on forever about the lack of multitasking since the release of the iPhone, and it’s only now, on the 4th revision have they decided to add it in.
And back on the whole Flash issue, I know that HTML 5 is beginning to catch on, but be honest with yourself, how quick are all the web designers who don’t have millions been thrown at them, going to find the time and money to convert to HTML 5? Something like that doesn’t just happen overnight. Yes I’m aware that some of the big sites have decided to release HTML 5 versions of their sites, just because of the iPad. But to be honest with you, I wouldn’t be surprised if Apple provided some sort of monetary incentive – now before you all threaten to burn me at the stake – I’m not saying they did, but I’m just saying I wouldn’t be surprised if they provided an incentive of some sort.
But the one thing that’s really killing Apple is there app approval process. I’m sure you all remember all the commotion caused by Apple pulling the Google Voice app from their app store, well this sort of thing really bugs me. Then when Apple can’t provide a valid reason for it and just try and run away from the truth, that really annoys me.
Apple are so locked into they’re own ecosystem they refuse to acknowledge any outsiders. If it doesn’t say Apple on it, it’s not getting in. Take iTunes for example, it may have its flaws here and there, but overall it’s an excellent music and content management system, for the iPhone and iPod etc…. But how great would it be if you could sync a different MP3 player or phone with it as well?
I mean, Apple wouldn’t really be losing out too much, in fact they would be gaining. The chances are if your using iTunes with another device you are going to buy your music from the iTunes store, and you will probably download a few movies as well, which all lends to Apple’s revenue.
But no, Apple are to insistent and stubborn on keeping everything “Apple”, that’s also the reason why they’re dismissing flash and rejecting great applications that we all want.
For example, Apple recently rejected probably the best app out there, it brought wireless syncing to the iPhone and iPod touch. I mean this app would have been a best seller for sure, making Apple a fair bit of revenue. But in true Apple fashion they didn’t want us to have anything that might make you want to buy there device for that soul reason, so they rejected it.
This is the problem with Apple, they just don’t seem to want to give us what we really want. Instead they keep coming up with things we don’t need like the iPad, and in the next iPhone, a front facing camera for video calls, they then proceed to brainwash us with some fancy presentations and demonstrations and then the newly assembled force of Apple Zombies go and buy out all the stores. It’s just the way Apple operates, and for the most part, it’s working.
Finally, before you all call me an Apple hater, I’m not, but I’m not a diehard Apple Fanboy either.
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