I don’t like Apple for a number of reasons:“Keep a tally of how many reviews you read today mention that Apple threatens anyone who dares attempt installing another operating system like Android on their Apple phone or watch with criminal prosecution under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). Keep a tally of how many reviews mention that Apple devices won’t allow you to install any unapproved applications, again threatening you with jail time if you attempt to do so without Apple’s blessing. Keep a tally of how many reviews highlight Apple’s use of software patents and an army of lawyers to attack those developing a more free computing environment than theirs.”
- suing Samsung and others over rounded corners…
- restricting use of their software to their hardware, using Copyright to enforce bundling, which I generally see as evil,
- selling hardware similar to everyone else’s and claiming it is superior even while made in the same factories in China… and
- anal-retentive secrecy, hype, and scary management style while pretending to be laid-back “creatives”.
I thought my list was good enough to cross Apple off my “good folks” list but FSF does even better, attacking Apple for DRM and other nonsense and restricting use of hardware they sell to people. What nonsense!
Good! Apple deserves to be smacked. Too bad governments and courts aren’t doing their job to protect consumers.