If Apple wants to be the odd man out, the industry might leave them behind as the mobile market develops. Hmmm....
Ummmm.... Apple currently is THE mobile market developer.
Personally, I find the dichotomy of Apple vs. PC (or perhaps more appropriately nowadays.... Apple vs. everyone else), and the people who support/despise Apple as a very fascinating critique on the idea of a free market.
For now yes, but things are always in flux.This is not about a hatred of Apple and a love of other companies. And what Apple is doing is decidedly anti-
free market. Just think about all the stuff Apple uses for free (just like everyone else). What if Google said "oh you're not using Chrome so no Google searches or Map or anything from us unless you use Chrome." What if Yahoo or Hotmail said, "oh you're not using one of our applications for getting your email? Fine, no email service for you." What if AT&T said, "oh by the way Apple, if you don't have every iPhone user use our new chat application which is going to cost you $$$ every second to use, then no SMS for you." That's free market right? Would you like that?
HTownRunner saidi don't know...i'm kinda with Apple on this one. Flash may be all pretty an everything but I hate it. Whenever I browse the web, the number one thing that causes my browser to crash or slow down is all the Flash programs running on the webpages or some developer didn't code it right and IE can't handle it. i don't want to imagine what that might cause to my iPhone. And then Apple would have to deal with the consumer complaints----not Adobe.
but that's just my opinion.
I'm personally not a huge fan of Adobe Flash either but here's how the conversation goes now:
Dev: "Ok, here's my app that'd I like to put in the iTune store!"
App Store: "Great! What did you write it in?"
Dev: "Wha? What...what does that matter? I wrote it in [insert your favorite language here]"
App Store: "Oh then fuggetaboutit"
Dev: "But my application meets all your specifications. It passes all the benchmark tests with your own tools and in fact optimizes some things you've haven't gotten around to fixing yet"
App Store: "No"
Dev: "But this app could revolutionize the i[Apple device] and the [device market]"
App Store: "No"
Dev: "Geez ok I'll rewrite the damn thing in Objective-C and resubmit it"
App Store: "No"
Dev: "But the only reason you rejected it in the first place was because I told you it was written in [insert your favorite language here]! No one from someone who would buy it in the iTunes store to your best Apple software engineers would never really be 100% sure that it wasn't written in Objective-C"
App Store: "Look, we told you no. You might get the crazy idea of taking your great app and putting it on the [other device]"
Dev: "But you haven't even looked at it! Isn't it reasonable for you to first look at it instead of rejecting it without having even looked it over?"
App Store: "We are rejecting your app no matter what the performance is, no matter how successful you might think it will be, no matter what it does, or even if you've decided to rewrite it in Objective-C. Your first mistake was writing that first line of code that was not in Objective-C. You need to 'Think Different' but not that
different' Now beat it"