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Lie after lie roll from the tongues of these tech titans.

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Didn't notice any lies. If you don't like the Apple's system buy from another company. Isn't that how free markets work?

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Zichi, even if the apps system is opened up, you could stick with vetted apps if you wanted to. But I don't want my apps to be censored and controlled by Apple. Why do you want to prevent me from my choice, when I have no desire to prevent you from your choice?

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Didn't notice any lies. If you don't like the Apple's system buy from another company. Isn't that how free markets work?

The lies are about their supposed security. Their phones and computers are so loaded with bloatwear unnecessary crap that present a very long threat surface for bad actors to attack. If Apple was really concerned about customer privacy they would sell a bare bones phone and let the customer buy apps a-la-carte. Just the apps you want and nothing else. My employer issues us iPhones and I was hours finding all the switches, some quite well hidden, to turn off all the crap they load on their phones. So when Mr. Cook stands up there telling the world Apple approved apps on their phones are safe he is a bald faced liar.

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There will be all sorts of problems if Apple is forced to open the app store to non-Apple vetted apps.

The only "problem" is they can't make more money off you. if you think Apples crap is somehow safer than anyone else's you are falling for their lies. It isn't. They are just afraid of users taking advantage of freeware which is at least as good and sometimes better than what Apple, Macroshaft, Google, etc. foist on the unsuspecting.

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Their phones and computers are so loaded with bloatwear unnecessary crap that present a very long threat surface for bad actors to attack.

Apple? You must have never owned one. Literally no bloatware on apple devices - they don't come preinstalled with software like Android, and you can uninstall any apple apps.

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There will be all sorts of problems if Apple is forced to open the app store to non-Apple vetted apps.

I have zero interest in an open app store. One of the reasons I choose Apple as a company is because of the trust in the app store, due to it being closed, and all apps vetted. This is why you don't have the same malware apps in the Apple app store that you get on Google. And they are vetted for battery drain as well.

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The only "problem" is they can't make more money off you……. They are just afraid of users taking advantage of freeware 

I don’t understand this. I’ve downloaded my share of apps off the App Store, never paid a penny. Some apps do have in-app payments, but I’ve never felt the need to pay; most apps do a good enough job without the premium bits, those that don’t are easily deleted in favor of others that do.

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The argument that people who don’t like Apple are free to go elsewhere isn’t realistically going to work long term. Didn’t work for Microsoft back in the day, why should we expect it to work for Apple and allow their obvious anticompetitive behavior ? Because they are cool and make cool products ? We have to realize there are individuals and companies hurt by the policies they (as well as google) sets so these tech giants need to be smacked down from time to time to remind them to play fair.

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There will be all sorts of problems if Apple is forced to open the app store to non-Apple vetted apps.

The non-vetted apps won't be in the App Store. Only vetted apps are in the store

The non-vetted apps are acquired outside the store

If you don't want non-vetted apps, just stick to the store

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There are smartphones on the market running Ubuntu Touch and PureOS. Some use open source software and one even has a built in VPN. There is no need to be tied to Crapple/Android/Macroshaft.

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