苹果公司对美国联邦通信委员会关于拒绝和删除谷歌语音应用程序的调查的回应来自App Store

Apple的回应is worth reading in its entirety; it is written in clear, plain language, and gives straight answers to nearly all questions但是,有几个选择位:

Contrary to published reports, Apple has not rejected the Google Voice application, and continues to study it.

这很有趣,但它有点语义分裂很高兴知道这个决定不是最终的,Apple可能会重新考虑,但事实仍然是Apple选择不发布应用程序(值得注意的是,谷歌关于此的最初声明没有使用这个词被拒绝或他们的发言人告诉TechCrunch: “Apple did not approve the Google Voice application we submitted six weeks ago to the Apple App Store.”)

The application has not been approved because, as submitted for review, it appears to alter the iPhone’s distinctive user experience by replacing the iPhone’s core mobile telephone functionality and Apple user interface with its own user interface for telephone calls, text messaging and voicemail. Apple spent a lot of time and effort developing this distinct and innovative way to seamlessly deliver core functionality of the iPhoneFor example, on an iPhone, the “Phone” icon that is always shown at the bottom of the Home Screen launches Apple’s mobile telephone application, providing access to Favorites, Recents, Contacts, a Keypad, and Visual VoicemailThe Google Voice application replaces Apple’s Visual Voicemail by routing calls through a separate Google Voice telephone number that stores any voicemail, preventing voicemail from being stored on the iPhone, i.e., disabling Apple’s Visual VoicemailSimilarly, SMS text messages are managed through the Google hub—replacing the iPhone’s text messaging feature.

我对此的看法是,谷歌谷歌语音应用程序的主要问题在于它重新定义了拨号,语音邮件和短信的用户体验就像乔布斯一样,这让我感到很震惊Apple想要iPhone的唯一语音邮件是内置的Visual Voicemail。

The problem with this explanation is that it doesn’t explain (a) why the three other Google Voice-related apps — which were not by Google, and which were already in the App Store — were去除from the App Store; and (b) why other apps which deal with SMS and phone dialing are allowed尝试在App Store中搜索“拨号器”。

In addition, the iPhone user’s entire Contacts database is transferred to Google’s servers, and we have yet to obtain any assurances from Google that this data will only be used in appropriate waysThese factors present several new issues and questions to us that we are still pondering at this time.

有趣。

关于AT&T在此决定中的作用:

Apple is acting alone and has not consulted with AT&T about whether or not to approve the Google Voice applicationNo contractual conditions or non-contractual understandings with AT&T have been a factor in Apple’s decision-making process in this matter.

根据Apple的回应,似乎我的“魔鬼的拥护者”预感到了我最初的作品在这方面非常接近:它与苹果公司与谷歌的竞争关系有关换句话说,Apple不想让iPhone用户轻松或无缝地使用Google的电话服务。

此外,Apple的回应以及AT&T的回应与信息完全矛盾我从“可靠的小鸟”报道

好吧,我的猜测太多了A reliable little birdie has informed me that it was indeed AT&T that objected to Google Voice apps for the iPhone就这么简单

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最后,关于App Store审核流程的内部机制:

There are more than 40 full-time trained reviewers, and at least two different reviewers study each application so that the review process is applied uniformlyApple also established an App Store executive review board that determines procedures and sets policy for the review process, as well as reviews applications that are escalated to the board because they raise new or complex issuesThe review board meets weekly and is comprised of senior management with responsibilities for the App Store95% of applications are approved within 14 days of being submitted.

我想知道执行审查委员会是新的,还是至少有些新的。

We receive about 8,500 new applications and updates every week, and roughly 20% of them are not approved as originally submitted. In little more than a year, we have reviewed more than 200,000 applications and updates.

这是很多应用程序每周8,500个评论员,每周评论者有212个应用程序,每周约40个。更新:而且,正如一大批读者通过电子邮件指出的那样,如果每个提交内容确实由两位评论者查看,那就是80每天。