Apple unbans banned 3G TV app
Tries switching it off and on again
Apple has apparently bent its own rules to rescind a ban on an iPhone app that allows users to stream TV over a 3G connection.
Elgato's EyeTV app allows Jesus Phone users to watch live TV and recordings received and stored by their Macs.
On Friday it was noticed that an unadvertised feature allows video streaming via a 3G network, which Apple's iPhone developer rules forbid.
Hours later on Saturday, EyeTV was pulled from the app store.
Elgato issued this statement: "Some test code that enabled live TV streaming over the cellular network was accidentally left in the the EyeTV App. Apple requested that we remove the code since their agreement with AT&T does not allow redirecting TV signals over the cellular network."
But today, the £2.99 EyeTV app has been restored, complete with 3G streaming capability. Previously downloaded copies haven't been remotely killed by Apple either.
When EyeTV was removed, Elgato said it expected Apple to approve a new version that would only allow streaming over Wi-Fi. It's unclear why Apple apparently decided to give the original version some leeway in the meantime, which would seem rather out of character. ®
Wow. What a spectacularly ill-informed post! The FCC have no real constitutional right to prosecute the anti-copmpetative behaviour that you are insinuating. The EU would have grounds either. that's not the ill-informed bit. I don't really have a problem with these opinions - they are yours and you are completely entitled to the, as I am to disagree. It's the last bit I take issue with
"One day people will wake up and realize that anti consumer policies won't cut it anymore, plus the Iphone is not that special, as as a phone I hear it sucks."
Anti-consumer? How many apps sold again? Hardly "anti-consumer" (a hair-brained notion if ever I've 'heard' one). So you've "heard" that the iPhone sucks as a phone? Must be true then! Mines fine, thanks. What a way to make your argument seem childish?! If you use one *for and extended period of time* then feel free to put it down if you think the performance is below your expectations! My favourite is when people like you say how much better other PMP's are because of the Wolfson DAC, the very same DAC that was found in the iPod! In fact Wolfson have been struggling *ever since* Apple decided not to continue using its products! Just because some ill-informed loudmouth has posted it on a message board somewhere DOESN'T MEAN IT'S TRUE!!! Sorry for the rant and the CAPS but this sort of thing is frustrating!
Aww TVCatchup doesn't work in my country. Well luckily I have made such a service myself. :)
I can stream about a thousand television channels from all over europe and the middle east to anywhere I want, thanks to a little plugin in my television setup.
Apple running scared
I think Apple may feel that too much negative reporting on the wall garden approach to business "our way or no way, plus your first born" is starting to get noticed by the FCC and I hope the EU is also taking note.
so they take a softly softly approach, at least the customers win a bit.
One day people will wake up and realize that anti consumer policies won't cut it anymore, plus the Iphone is not that special, as as a phone I hear it sucks.