Apple's Mistake

November 2009

I don’t think Apple realizes how badly the App Store approval process
is broken. Or rather, I don’t think they realize how much it matters
that it’s broken.

The way Apple runs the App Store has harmed their reputation with
programmers more than anything else they’ve ever done.
Their reputation with programmers used to be great.
It used to be the most common complaint you heard
about Apple was that their fans admired them too uncritically.
The App Store has changed that. Now a lot of programmers
have started to see Apple as evil.

How much of the goodwill Apple once had with programmers have they
lost over the App Store? A third? Half? And that’s just so far.
The App Store is an ongoing karma leak.

Great editorial on the state of the iTunes store policies’, the ramifications thereof, and a historical perspective of Apple