Apple is a stopgap, nothing more, nothing less, right now.
We must fund and build small tech made by people for people, not by corporations for profit.
@aral Assuming people only use Apple's apps and not install Facebook, Messenger, Google Maps etc. on it as soon as they turn on their brand new iPhone.
*Bans GPL apps from iThings: https://www.zdnet.com/article/android-vs-iphone-the-gpl-question/
* Silently censors email: https://www.cultofmac.com/103703/apple-may-be-invisibly-filtering-your-outgoing-mobileme-email-exclusive/103703/
*Violates privacy: https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/news/apple-iphone-ipad-government-data-privacy-transparency-report-2018-a8697761.html
... and so, so much more:
Difference in my mind is that Apple is a hardware manufacturer while Google is a surveillance company.
Yes, Apple is more restrictive with what you can and can't do (which is an issue itself) but I think their different business models make Google almost intrinsically worse than Apple.
Aral 'splained itfairly well here https://2018.ar.al/notes/apple-vs-google-on-privacy-a-tale-of-absolute-competitive-advantage/
Apple's got issues for sure, but I'll take them before I encourage a necessarily evil business model like Google's.
I agree in principle but I've generally found that Android with all the Googliness ripped out ends up being a pretty mediocre user experience. Just off the top of my head I know I'd lose NFC payments and my online banking, which are significant for me.
But I guess that pretty much embodies the problem that the ethical / open source world faces - making things that are as functional and competent as the big corporates products are (or at least, close enough) is really hard.
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