29
Jul
09

Apple–why do you insist on screwing your iPhone customers?

Most people have speculated that Google Voice was rejected from the App Store at AT&T’s behest. The reason? Apple’s official line is that Google Voice duplicates features already on the iPhone—namely the Phone and Messages app. Of course, none of that holds water, considering the App Store is already full of alternate SMS apps and apps like Skype that sport a telephone dialer.
Limiting apps from the App Store is a gutless, chicken shit move. I have long been a proponent of Apple products but this is a great example of Apple S-C-R-E-W-I-N-G their customers and concerning themselves less with the community and more with their relationship with AT&T.  As an iPhone customer (2 times over now), I can attest to the fact that AT&T’s quality of service (QOS) is horrible in many US cities. Without the exclusive iPhone contract, I would no sooner use AT&T for my mobile communications than I would jump from a moving vehicle (both are painful- being an AT&T customer may be worse).  It is simply because of the iPhone that they can count me and so many others in their customer ranks.

Apple needs to wake up and realize that customer loyalty is a competency that they cannot afford to trivialize and allow to be frittered away.  Limiting the marketplace for the sake of (weak) alliances and partnerships is a mistake – and sadly one that Apple seems to have made.  And why?  I guess the money must have been good to sell out your soul.

Advertisements

0 Responses to “Apple–why do you insist on screwing your iPhone customers?”



  1. Leave a Comment

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s


Moments - powered by Flickr

RSS Economy – Powered by BookMach

  • An error has occurred; the feed is probably down. Try again later.

RSS MarketPulse

  • Oil prices finish higher after news of Saudi pledge to cut exports, Nigeria plans to cap output July 24, 2017
    Oil finished higher Monday for the first time in three sessions. Prices got a boost following news that Saudi Arabia has pledged to cut its crude exports starting next month and Nigeria agreed to cap its output once it has climbed to 1.8 million barrels a day, according to The Wall Street Journal. September WTI crude rose 57 cents, or 1.3%, to settle $46.34 […]
  • Alphabet adds Google CEO Sundar Pichai to board July 24, 2017
    Alphabet Inc. announced Monday that is has added Google Chief Executive Sundar Pichai to its board. In a reorganization two years ago that created the Alphabet umbrella corporation, Google cofounder Larry Page became the CEO of Alphabet and Pichai rose to lead the most important Alphabet asset, Google. Since then, Pichai has become one of the most prominent […]
  • CFRA sticks with hold rating on Arconic, citing uncertainty about CEO search, Grenfell Tower liability July 24, 2017
    CFRA said Monday it is sticking with a hold recommendation on shares of Arconic Inc. , after the spinoff from Alcoa Inc. reported second-quarter earnings. Analyst Matthew Miller said his 12-month price target of $27 implies an EV/EBITDA multiple of 9.0 times his 2017 EBITDA view, a discount to peers that trade at an average forward EV/EBITDA of 9.3 times. Th […]
  • Gold settles with a slight loss, ending its streak of gains July 24, 2017
    Gold prices saw a small loss Monday--enough to put an end to their six-session streak of gains. Prices turned lower as U.S. dollar added to earlier strength, with the ICE U.S. Dollar Index up 0.2% at 94.03, near the session's high of 94.12, as gold prices settled. A stronger dollar often pressures prices for gold that's traded in the greenback. Aug […]

%d bloggers like this: