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« on: December 08, 2009, 07:47:17 PM »

http://www.networkworld.com/news/2009/120309-iphone-security-skeptics.html?hpg1=bn&source=NWWNLE_nlt_daily_am_2009-12-08

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« Reply #1 on: December 08, 2009, 09:38:49 PM »

That's a promising and positive report. Nice to hear, especially from that source, which has not always been kind or, to my thinking, objective.

The one funny thing to me is how it's always reported that "Apple doesn't care" about security or this and that... I think Apple cares about getting things *right* - and if they can't yet, they don't offer it. Clearly, their motivation behind the phone was retail customers at first, and in many ways, we've been their beta and feedback circle for what Enterprise really wants.

I think what Apple doesn't care about is people thinking they don't do enough. I think they've become pretty durn deliberate and focused on their deployment strategy, and I believe it's working pretty well for them.

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« Reply #2 on: December 08, 2009, 10:26:36 PM »

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That's a promising and positive report. Nice to hear, especially from that source, which has not always been kind or, to my thinking, objective.

Makes it even more interesting IMO.  I wonder if someday "five nines" (99.999%) will no longer represent up-time.  Instead it will represent the percentage of Apple's smart phone market share  Shocked 

They've done a great job with it, sans the telco prison they binded it to.  But frankly it's such a shockingly cool little device I fear it could disrupt the wireless industry in destabilizing ways.  Good for them for their business growth.  But you know me perks.  I'm an advocate for the non-license, non-lock-in universe of the free software movement.  I'm a staunch supporter of the digital democracy I truly believe will be a reality some day.  Apple's brilliance?  I tip my hat to it.  They continue to blow my mind in terms of innovation and their "standards to the lions" approach to business.  They redefine standards and the IT universe follows suit.  Ubuntu looks and feels more like OS X than Windows, for example.

But regardless, I'm an eternal cheerleader for digital equal opportunity and so long as Apple lags behind on this front, I'll bitch about it.  Wouldn't it be great if amazing companies like Apple embraced the benefits of the free business model, ballooned profitably like Google as a result, and subsequently caused fatal damage to the digital divide while making their shareholder's rich in the process??  I'll pray on it tonight  ROFLMAO
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« Reply #3 on: December 08, 2009, 10:31:03 PM »

I believe it will happen, but not before they've extracted their pound of flesh profit. I believe you are 100% right that continual push from the left side of the software equation will be like water over rock, and eventually you'll have it this way.

But by then, when the iPhone is free to roam, there'll be another Apple device locked in while it squeezes the early-mover advantage out of the market. There'll be no early end to your lamentations, I fear Wink
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