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Apple Files Its Answers to the FCC Over Google Voice

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Aug 21, 2009, 4:19 PM   by Eric M. Zeman   @phonescooper

Today Apple provided its answers to the FCC over the removal of the Google Voice application from the iPhone Apps Store. Apple notes, "Apple alone makes the final decisions to approve or not approve iPhone applications." Apple also said that the application wasn't removed, rather, it was pulled back into the approval process so Apple could study the application further to see how it is interacting with the native telephony features of the iPhone. Apple stated, "Google is of course free to provide Google Voice on the iPhone as a web application through Apple’s Safari browser, just as they do for desktop PCs."

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Eric M. Zeman

Aug 21, 2009, 4:26 PM

FULL STATEMENT FROM APPLE

Question 1. Why did Apple reject the Google Voice application for iPhone and remove related third-party applications from its App Store? In addition to Google Voice, which related third-party applications were removed or have been rejected? Please provide the specific name of each application and the contact information for the developer.
Contrary to published reports, Apple has not rejected the Google Voice application, and continues to study it. The application has not been approved because, as submitted for review, it appears to alter the iPhone’s distinctive user experience by replacing the iPhone’s core mobile telephone functionality and Apple user interface with its own user interface for telephone calls, text messaging ...
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What I think it's because this Google app is better than anything that has Apple & also because its FREE & non-restrictive.

Is the same with the new version of iTunes not letting Palm Pre users sync with their phones
Apple refuses to fess the truth. This is why they hold only ten percent of computer market shares. They need to drop the almighty ego.

This is the equivelant to a football team choosing who they will play against and who they won't.

I feel Apple...
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i dont get why people care so much that an app got denied, the FCC shouldn't either as it does not concern them in any way. it could very well be the truth that they are saying, that it does all that to their device, apple wants control of their devic...
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or to provide its “Google-branded” user experience on other phones, including Android-based phones, and let consumers make their choices.


I think this was my favorite part. Translation: We don't really care if...
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HumanStudios

Aug 24, 2009, 11:22 AM

A quick question... Maybe not quick.

So... let me get something straight.

Everyone is pissed cause Apple doesn't want to allow another company's user interface on their device, that uses their software, to sell in their store.

Apple owns the app store. The hardware, and the internal software. It's theirs. They spent a sh*t ton of time developing it. And now, we are going to want to get an "apple" phone, to run a "google" application?

Forget the childish argument of "I bought it, I should get to do what I want with it." How about this argument: Why the F would you buy an "apple" device, and run "google" software on it? Does anyone else see this as wasting good money? Use the google app on a phone that needs a phone/contact update. Honestly, the iPhone users, real user...
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Azeron

Aug 21, 2009, 7:17 PM

Browser

According to Apple's response, users can access Google Voice through the Iphone's browser. How do you Iphone users feel about that? This is the only way I can access Google Voice on my Curve (via the browser).
access google voice through browser?
i get it now, everytime u want to use google voice, you have to use browser (internet) to download and load the application. takes 30 seconds everytime you want to use it? so people just give up on google voice...
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Azeron said:
According to Apple's response, users can access Google Voice through the Iphone's browser. How do you Iphone users feel about that? This is the only way I can access Google Voice on my Curve (via the browser).
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netboy

Aug 21, 2009, 9:18 PM

u hear that, microsoft??

QUOTE "Apple also said that the application wasn't removed, rather, it was pulled back into the approval process so Apple could study the application further to see how it is interacting with the native telephony features of the iPhone"


microsoft can block itune, firefox, and opera from running on windows 7 now! just give the same BS like apple did! "we blocked these programs so we can do more test and make sure it' compatible with windows 7"
Exactly!
 
 
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