Apple拒绝来自App Store的Google Voice应用程序

所以,惊喜,Apple拒绝了谷歌的官方谷歌语音应用程序,并且从App Store中删除以前被接受过的几个Google Voice相关应用TechCrunch的Jason Kincaid回应了许多其他批评者,归咎于AT&T

Of course, it’s not hard to guess who’s behind the restriction: our old friend AT&TGoogle Voice吓跑了运营商It allows users to send free SMS messages and get cheap long-distance over Google Voice’s linesIt also makes it trivial to switch to a new phone service, because everyone calls the Google Voice number anyway.

[下午1:40更新:好吧,我的猜测太多了一只可靠的小鸟告诉我,AT&T确实反对iPhone的谷歌语音应用程序就这么简单。]

[2009年8月22日更新:因为“那么简单”根据Apple和AT&T对FCC调查的回应,这个决定是苹果独自一人]

But does anyone really think AT&T pulls the strings in this relationship? Google Voice doesn’t just interfere with the carrier’s business model, it interferes with Apple’s iPhone business model不仅仅是AT&T,而且所有iPhone运营商合作伙伴都向Apple支付了所有iPhone销售额的巨额补贴,这笔补贴基于对iPhone客户平均每月支付的语音,数据和短信费用的假设。

我可以看出为什么人们对苹果公司针对iPhone推出针对谷歌语音的人感到生气,但我看不出有人对此感到惊讶。

而且,为了扮演魔鬼的拥护者,我不确定这个决定是否完全不合理不要考虑苹果与其运营商合作伙伴的关系,而是考虑苹果与谷歌的竞争。Google Voice是由iPhone OS最大竞争对手之一制造商提供的手机服务What if Google Voice were instead Microsoft Voice? And what if Windows Mobile were as modern and competitive as Android? Would you be as surprised then that Apple is discouraging iPhone owners from using the service? Just saying.

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