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What if Apple App Store never existed?


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What if Apple did not be the first one to roll out a centralized application store for mobile devices? What if it was pioneered by Google Android Market? I think most iFags would say a centralized app store is a bad idea, citing this and that such as “it restricts developers to one place only”, “developers have to share revenue by placing their apps in the centralized app store”, etc. Yeah, it’s not a new thing for iFags not daring to change Apple’s business ideas. Anything that comes from Apple, especially in the post Mac 3G era will always be deemed as good. The only thing they would have balls to do is complaining about one of two missing features. They even bragged about “nobody needs a multitasking on a smartphone” in the similar way they bragged about “nobody need a right mouse button” back then when Macintosh’s default mouse has only one button. Now with iPhone they are bragging about “nobody needs keypad on their smartphone anymore”.

This is a trend among iFags, and it has started since long time where they used to say PowerPC architecture is superior to x86 but now with Apple switched to Intel processors, those legacy Apple fanboys have lost their point. Not to mention when they used to say Mac OS (pre OS X era) is superior too but then they had to take back their words when Mac OS adopted BSD-variant kernel (Darwin) as the foundation for the Mac OS X. For iFags, iProducts are not just mere objects, they are religious relics. Steve Jobs is a saint, and whatever statement coming from Apple deemed as words of God that can’t be denied.

No, I don’t hate Apple as a company, but I hate their policies and the way they manipulate their fans to become their evangelists for free. They said their products are the best but they don’t care about befriending low-paid people. They are aristocrats. From what I see, the only iProducts that’s not really overpriced is the iPhone. No Apple rivals dare to sell their smartphones at higher price than a iPhone, unless they are offering lotsa extra features. Anyways I’m not gonna buy a Mac even if I have money because I think it’s pointless to buy a computer that lacks modularity. Yes, I could prepare enough money to buy an average Mac but then with that amount of money I’d buy an average PC and use the excess money to buy extras to make the PC performs better.

I’m not sure whether this is because of Steve Jobs but I have to admit that it’s only after the return of Steve Jobs to Apple that we started to see lower priced Macs (lower but still unaffordable to most). Now I wonder what would happen to Apple’s future without Steve Jobs. He seems to be irreplaceable, or should I say currently there’s no candidates charismatic enough to replace him. Let’s cross our fingers if things will change.

Don’t complain about the unavailability of something you’d never use, dammit!


Note: This is not my phone, and I have not pur...
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I have this one ‘genius’ friend. Among my friends he is one of the earlier adopters when it comes to technology since he got money although most of the time he never use his tech toys to their fullest because he’s too dumb to play around with them.

He’s now using the iPhone 3GS and thanks to him I got to have a taste of that Apple fruit too and able to experience myself what’s great and what’s bad about it. Now he’s about to get the iPhone4 and he offered to sell his current iPhone 3GS to me half of the original price. Not bad but I think I’ll pass.

I remember before he acquire that iPhone 3GS he was using Nokia N97. N97 IS a good smartphone no matter what (at least to me) but since this ‘genius’ friend of mine believe everything that Saint Jobs told him, he was deceived into buying that iPhone 3GS when his Nokia N97 has not even reached 1-year-old in his possession.

Before he bought the iPhone 3GS he started to make up stories about how bad his Nokia N97 when compared to iPhone, although he never complained about it before. In fact he used to brag about having a N97 and I remember how annoying he was.

So what did he complained about N97? First he said there’s no multi-touch. Then I asked him why didn’t he make research about it before he bought it before? He could have asked me too because I’m willing to give tech advises for free and that’s what I always do. Oh well, he’s a ‘genius’.

Actually he never use the multi-touch interface even after he got himself the iPhone 3GS. The point is NEVER BITCH ABOUT SOMETHING YOU WILL NEVER USE YOU GENIUS! Now he’s complaining about the lack front-facing camera on iPhone 3GS and making it as an excuse to get the iPhone4.

Man, how long you’re going to throw money at your personal preferences? Do you still remember your old Nokia N97 has this front-facing camera but as far as I know you never use it not even once and in fact you don’t even know (or bother to know) how to use video-call because you DID told me “I don’t need that”.

Me: Why d’you want to grab that iPhone4? That 3GS still works great for you, y’know?

Mr. Chump Change: Oh, because it’s the new toy from Saint Jobs.

(When I said ‘genius’ here I really meant the opposite, which makes me think how stupid people can be?)