| ||Ask HN: iPhone released: discouraged as I am?|
44 points by oldgregg on June 10, 2008 | hide | past | web | favorite | 67 comments |
|My first response: wow, this is an amazing device -- geo-location services are finally here! -- can't wait to pick one up.|
But now I'm just depressed.
I'm depressed because people I know who have been working on great products are going to have an impossible time competing with Cupertino - every ajax desktop, data backup/sync, ???.
I'm depressed because apple apparently hates open-anything. Jobs smirks "oh hey we're going to let you push icon updates to the phone" -- WTF? Oh thank you great benevolent one. Then they proudly announce they had approved 4,000 developers. Nevermind the 21,000 we arbitrarily dicked over.
For developers it seems like the only upside is that someone is finally kicking mobile carriers in the teeth -- long since overdue.
In five years will we be missing Microsoft? :-/
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