Apple gets the opposite of what they intended: the version of an app currently available in the App Store tends to be an old and buggy one. One developer told me:
As a result of their process, the App Store is full of half-baked applications. I make a new version almost every day that I release to beta users. The version on the App Store feels old and crappy. I'm sure that a lot of developers feel this way: One emotion is "I'm not really proud about what's in the App Store", and it's combined with the emotion "Really, it's Apple's fault."
I believe that they think their approval process helps users by ensuring quality. In reality, bugs like ours get through all the time and then it can take 4-8 weeks to get that bug fix approved, leaving users to think that iPhone apps sometimes just don't work. Worse for Apple, these apps work just fine on other platforms that have immediate approval processes.
I just bought a new 27" iMac a couple days ago. It's fabulous. The screen's too shiny, and the disk is surprisingly loud, but it's so beautiful that you can't make yourself care.
So I bought it, but I bought it, for the first time, with misgivings. I felt the way I'd feel buying something made in a country with a bad human rights record. That was new. In the past when I bought things from Apple it was an unalloyed pleasure. […] They make such great stuff, but they're such assholes. Do I really want to support this company?
Se avessi Paul di fronte chiederei che cos’hanno di favoloso questi monitor da tenere i clienti in posizione supina.
Alcuni developer rispettabili hanno cominciato a snobbare l’Apple Store.
Schiller non la pensa ovviamente così: gli utenti sono a quanto pare contenti di usare applicazioni più bacate della media.
A questo punto rimane solo l’Acer Liquid MIA e qualche speranza nell’arrivo del Google Phone.