Apple Files Its Answers to the FCC Over Google Voice
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."
FULL STATEMENT FROM APPLE
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 iPhoneâ€™s distinctive user experience by replacing the iPhoneâ€™s core mobile telephone functionality and Apple user interface with its own user interface for telephone calls, text messaging ...
Is the same with the new version of iTunes not letting Palm Pre users sync with their phones
This is the equivelant to a football team choosing who they will play against and who they won't.
I feel Apple...
or to provide its â€œGoogle-brandedâ€ 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...
A quick question... Maybe not quick.
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...
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...
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).
u hear that, microsoft??
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"