- Jan 17, 2010
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Apple of course made the announcement of the iPhone OS 4.0 - but the most interesting aspect wasn't a technical feature or upgrade, but policy changes on Apple's part.
I've been keeping an eye out for opinions on Apple's decisions and I must say that 99% of the people who seem to be commenting feel anywhere from betrayal to fury over Apple's "tight grip" which continues to get even tighter over the development platform and decisions that Apple controls.
Anandtech sums it up nicely at the following URL: Apple takes aim at Adobe... or Android?
And the most telling aspect, this screenshot from Hacker News with some of the venom directed at Apple:
Anger at Apple over flash: screenshot speaks for itself..
The crux of the problem is that the tighter Apple tries to grip what they've created, the more and more developers and good will, will slip through their grasp. Sometimes you need to create an API and platform and let it be free, not some walled garden.
Will more and more developers flock away from Apple, or will they embrace Apple's mantra: Do as we say, or else.