I don’t think the company needs to stop controlling what apps get in the App StoreAll Apple needs to do is add a new feature, buried several menu items down in the Settings app, that mirrors the one found on Android devices: an option that lets you install Apps from “unknown sources.” If a user tried to turn this option on, they’d get a scary warning about how these sources couldn’t be trusted, and that they may lead to instability, crashes, loss of data, you name it可怕的东西。
大多数用户永远不会找到该设置Many who do will be loath to turn it onBut by putting it there, Apple immediately shuts up every single claim that the iPhone isn’t open.
The other day I was talking to a colleague, a bright guy who obviously works in the technology and media industries, but isn’t on the technical sideHe’s what I’d call a moderately informed tech consumer, and I was showing him my new iPadHis response to me was shocking: He said that he had been interested in buying an iPad, but needed to read PDF files, and since Apple only supported its own formats, he couldn’t buy one.
当然iPad会读取PDF格式，我告诉他他很吃惊Can I load my own videos and music on it, or only stuff I buy from Apple? Sure, I told him, you can load your videos and musicI managed to bat down every single concern he had about the device.
If there are people who think the iPad can’t read PDFs or play music and videos that aren’t purchased from the iTunes Store, then surely there would be people who’d think you can only install apps from the App Store even if sideloading were a supported option, as per Snell’s suggestion.
是否App Store的问题是太封闭不是Snell所说的他在谈论iPhone OS感知因为“太封闭”，即使在它实际上是敞开的地方App Store非常流行，但iPhone OS却是更多比App Store。