Five Reasons To Be Scared of Apple

Five Reasons To Be Scared of Apple

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Cracked reveals five reasons why you should be scared of Apple, The Company.

Recently, a faint chorus has been growing--thousands of tech geeks suggesting that if you look under Apple's shiny white veneer, you'll find some practices that are less than user friendly.

Here is a brief overview of their reasons...

#5. Apple Versus Their Customers
Even after you spend your hard earned money on one of Apple's products, you still don't really own them. "I am Steve Jobs and I just sold you suckers a gadget that iDesigned, iControl and iBreak if you break my arbitrary rules."

#4. Apple Versus The First Amendment
When Jason O'Grady posted some information on an upcoming FireWire peripheral breakout box; Apple subpoenaed his ISP, tried to get them to take down his website and source of employment, and also subpoenaed O'Grady himself in order to get the name of the source who leaked the information.

#3. Apple Versus The Poor Bastard Who May or May Not Have Leaked an iPhone
Foxconn did the only thing a self-respecting sociopathic megacorporation could: torture the crap out of their employee. Facing another session over the missing iPhone prototype, Danyong leapt to his death from a 12th floor apartment building.

#2. Apple Versus App Developers
Apple's main concern in policing the App Store seems to be stomping down on competition. Applications that duplicate Apple or AT&T apps (and do a better job of it) are likely to see the banhammer's vengeance visited upon them.

#1. Apple Versus Absolutely Everyone: The Masterplan
Apple's idea was to program devices to periodically interrupt users with unskippable ads. The ads would temporarily halt performance of the device in order to "compel attention." That on its own is pretty nightmarish but, innovators that they are, Apple found a way to crank it up to that hard-to-reach "Lovecraftian" level.

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Five Reasons To Be Scared of Apple
ntd - February 19, 2010 at 2:24am
cheap news.. sigh
Jay - February 19, 2010 at 1:05am
Written by someone who broke their Mac and didn\'t buy the extended warranty.... Its easy to hate a company that is so powerful but you have to respect them as well. Posts like this make me 1 step closer to never coming back to iClarified.
unknown - February 19, 2010 at 2:31am
Totaly agree! wtf is this? i visit iclarified once every week cos of the lately commercial only news and now this makes it worse. Goodbye i clarified
Wow - February 19, 2010 at 9:24am
Wow you guys always suck up to apples ass?
Jay - February 19, 2010 at 2:15pm
No I dont but I hate people who bitch like this. If you dont like Apple shut the fuck up, dont buy any of their products and stop whining like a little fucken baby on sites like this
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