Why the iPhone is evil - Journal of Omnifarious
Sep. 13th, 2008
02:48 pm - Why the iPhone is evil
I think the iPhone is evil, and doubly so because it is so nice and pretty. The reason I think it is evil is because it is laden with DRM. Apple controls it completely. By putting your life into your iPhone, you've basically sold your soul to Apple.
Apple must approve any application that runs on the iPhone. Any application must be signed by Apple in order to run. So, as an example, Apple is refusing to allow an iTunes competitor to run on the iPhone. Why anybody would want to pay money for a device that basically isn't really their's is beyond me.
I think the iPhone is especially evil because it is such a neat and pretty device. Many people would be tempted to think that really they do actually get the value they pay money for and ignore the fact that really, the device exists only to benefit Apple and any benefit it provides to them is like the lure of a angler fish. The iPhone is basically a trojan horse, and the fact that you are tricked into paying for it only adds insult to injury.