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Apple Yields to Rogue Amoeba



By deans ~ November 24th, 2009. Filed under: Observations.

Their post speaks for itself.  The folks over at Rogue Amoeba actually forced Apple to back down.  For the rest of us toiling away in the trenches, however, pay close attention to this particular point:Rogue Amoeba Mascot

Q:  Why did Apple change their minds?

A:  Again, only Apple can tell you their exact reasons. In our conversation with them, they indicated that our blog post, linked across the web and seen by tens of thousands of readers, was a force for change here. As for other problems that don’t generate this much exposure and backlash? They may be less likely to be fixed, and that’s unfortunate.

I’m truly happy for Rogue Amoeba (previous slightly critical post notwithstanding), but I absolutely don’t believe that this indicates that Apple will go any easier on the rest of us.  These guys just made enough noise to force Apple to blink.  Most of us probably can’t accomplish that.

 


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2 Responses to Apple Yields to Rogue Amoeba

  1. Shashi Patel

    This part of the Rogue Amoeba response you cited tells the whole story:

    Q: Why did Apple change their minds?

    A: Again, only Apple can tell you their exact reasons. In our conversation with them, they indicated that our blog post, linked across the web and seen by tens of thousands of readers, was a force for change here. As for other problems that don’t generate this much exposure and backlash? They may be less likely to be fixed, and that’s unfortunate.

    Meaning that developers who don’t want to take the trouble and risk of public outcry should play it safe with Apple.

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