Wednesday, August 27, 2008

A Brave New World - Is it Time To Freak Out

The following article was in TechCrunch earlier this month.

Is it officially time to freak out in Apple’s general direction?

Not only does Apple remove applications from the App Store—I Am Rich was taken down yesterday, for example—but it’s now emerged that the company can remotely disable applications from individual iPhones.

Obviously, Apple should be able to protect itself and its users from malware - but should it have gotten rid of "I am Rich?" From a public relations perspective the answer is "hell yes;" and from a general business perspective the answer is "of course." Any business from a small mom and pop to Walmart can determine what is and what is not sold in their store. They may make a mistake in allowing a product in, surely they have the right to correct their mistake.

There may be times when a company bows to public pressure but is that necessarily a bad thing?

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