A look at Apples love for DRM and consumer lock-ins
January 4, 2010 by davidkpark
From Arstechnica: A look at Apples love for DRM and consumer lock-ins.
A look at Apple’s love for DRM and consumer lock-ins
Apple makes great products—you’ll get no argument from us. But Apple also likes keeping tight control over those products, and if anyone outside of Apple’s blessed circle attempts to get in, the company is more than willing to try to use (or abuse) the law to its advantage.
This stuff isn’t new if you have been following Apple in the news at all (beyond just buying their products). It is easy to think of Apple as being “open” because they play a key role in balancing the computing world from the near-monopoly that is Microsoft. However, a quick look shows that Apple isn’t so great with regards to how it treats it’s consumers either.
Full disclosure, I use a mac, and I love Mac OSX (at least compared to other options out there, although Windows 7 is certainly a huge improvement.) My issues with the iPhone are well documented, although I still think it is a great product.
Anyway, a good read.