The new operating system that is directed at blocking all creative use of the iPhone is completely silly. Why limit the creativeness of your users – wouldn’t they want to buy more of your product if you can do more with it? I thought it was going to be the corporate world that the iPhone may struggle to enter but, I think moves like this point to a potentially bigger problem in the consumer market. Hell, if I spent $400 on your product don’t be releasing software that blocks me from using it how I choose.
This topic was already discussed in an earlier post by Chris Abraham a couple days ago. And I have to agree that Steve Jobs has two strikes against the iPhone
I had written about the iPhone and my belief that it was going to potentially struggle to enter the very important and powerful corporate business realm. You can see my earlier post here. I ended that post by saying “but I don’t think it is a done deal yet for the iPhone!!!” and I think in the latest news from Apple only serves to support my original belief.
Apple of course sees it differently they feel this is necesary to continue to benefit from the exclusivity agreement that they have with At&t. In the end this kind of behaviour is going to wear on the Apple consumer and open up the market to a strong and inovative competitor. Come on Apple (read: Steve Jobs) trust your customers to know what is up!!!