Apple says no to Android-oriented iPad mag
Apple has apparently banned an iPad-based magazine from its online store - because the titled focuses on Google's Android platform.
Their problem, he said, was the subject matter.
Android Magasinet launched in Denmark on 11 November as a bi-monthly paper title, and the publisher hoped to have the app online shortly after that.
Ironically, Dixen later admitted to Danish newssite Mediawatch that he wasn't expecting huge sales from the iOS version of the app, but he's not unreasonably concerned about the precedent Apple's decision sets.
What business of Apple's is it what the users of its devices read?
If Apple wants the iPad to become a ubiquitous magazine and newspaper publishing platform, it's going to have to become rather more broad-minded about what it lets onto the App Store than it currently appears to be. ®
Thanks to ratfox for the tip
Did you miss something?
"...just how many people are actually going to read it?
I mean it's not as if Android and iPhone are the same thing, if you've got an iPhone then you don't have Android, so you're not going to give a fuck about this magazine... it's only possible purpose may be to try and tempt iPhone users over to Android."
1) It said iPad, not iPhone.
2) If nobody's going to read it, then what's the problem?
3) This is why you need to separate the various functions that Apple is doing all in one, i.e., hardware, software, and applications. The walled garden keeps just getting shadier and shadier.
erm...you're a narrow-minded idiot
I have an HTC Desire (<3!). I also have an iPad. (Buddy upgraded to a Samsung tablet, gave me his iPad so i would build a VNC HTPC remote for my home theatre.) I would read this Android mag on my iPad. It's just a tool, dude. It's not a way of life!
God Apple are so childish
Or scared of Android.
Berners Lee was right again - why NOT to buy apps!
This is the way that Apple, twitterbook et. al. are privatising the internet.
If you want this android information, or any other information, get onto a web page and find it! With improved facility to keep favourites/bookmarks and sync them across devices, most browsers are much easier to use now when looking at the same site for updated info. DO use the web pages and keep the net open and working to modern standards. DON'T buy into closed access/walled garden systems.
"As a fully grown adult, you are free to make choices. You are free to choose whatever you wish based on what you wish to see or use." But you're not are you. That's the whole point of this. Apple has decided that fully grown adults do not get a choice in this.
You are touting the well worn "well if you don't like it then don't buy an iPad" bollocks. The thing is that you simply have no idea what might be allowed or banned subsequent to your expensive purchase. The fundamental rules can change at any time after you buy one. Any Joe Public owner who does not visit sites like this will be simply unaware of Apple's business practices.
The iPad is being sold as a media consumption device. If that media is being censored (especially in such a pathetic manner) then it is not right and no amount of wriggling and twisting can justify it. I can't honestly believe people are defending this.