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Steve Jobs Responds to Developers Plea to Keep His App Name

Steve Jobs Responds to Developers Plea to Keep His App Name

Posted November 19, 2009 at 1:30pm · 10 comments · Add Comment
ZP - November 21, 2009 at 11:46pm
Although it is a long plea, I do not think the letter make valid arguments for keeping its name. I do not make a judgement on whether Steve Jobs did reply in this way, as the real problem is the letter is too weak. I think the author of the letter well aware it is unlikely to win the case in the legal process, He would rather play media card instead.
Joe Cole
Joe Cole - November 21, 2009 at 7:15am
He should have written to Phil Schiller, at least he would have gotten a decent reply. Jobs is an a$$hole of the highest order.
vix - November 19, 2009 at 7:54pm
Apple is a bully .... nah nahnah nah nah (hummm it like a child would)
Jay - November 19, 2009 at 3:49pm
So fake... Steve Jobs would have had someone else respond and it would of been longer. Really think Steve Jobs kept the default signature "Sent from my iPhone" on his iPhone? Dont think so.
Angelus - November 19, 2009 at 2:52pm
Given the length to which this guy went to in writing his letter Steve Job's reply and lack time given to write his reply shows his character. Not a very nice person, and I'm sure a lot of people will be very happy when a better product then the iPhone comes out.
DistortedLoop - November 19, 2009 at 2:29pm
So they changed it from iPodRip to iRipit? Doesn't Apple think they own the letter "i" in front of words as well? Is another legal letter to follow? Seriously, Jobs' response seems a bit curt, but it is from an iPhone, which doesn't lend itself to lengthy responses. I'm a bit surprised he responded at all!
DistortedLoop - November 19, 2009 at 2:30pm
iRip, not iRipit.
ZuZ - November 19, 2009 at 2:25pm
rules are rules no matter how long the email is. If one developer was granted the privilege of breaking the rules, Steve will be showered with such emails asking and pledging for "help". As for the "change the name", he's right...after what steve has been thru, changing an app name is NOT A BIG DEAL!
echo - November 21, 2009 at 9:48pm
@JWA Easy to comment on situations without knowing the full story, or basing it on hearsay. Check your "facts" before drawing any conclusions.
Eric - November 19, 2009 at 1:57pm
I'm a Mac user for 5 years and am very happy with Apple products but these situations do think Steve Jobs and Apple suck.
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