Today marks the day I am no longer an iPhone user or supporter. As a long time iPhone user and developer, I’ve generally had a great experience and have been very happy with it. Their design and user experience philosophy was unmatched in the past. Due to recent programming projects, I have seen the side of Apple which not many see or even realize. Apple actively stifles and discourages innovation in their App Store which they have ultimate control and power over. What this means for iPhone users is that you do not own your phone, Apple does. They dictate what you can and cannot do on it based on their whims. A developer’s hard work is cast aside and rejected from the App Store after being “in review” for almost 2 months with little to no explanation. Updates and changes to an app takes a minimum of a week to be approved, that is if they don’t reject it based on a vague set of guidelines over four thousand words long. This is the kiss of death to innovation. Apple iPhone will be left behind.
I bought my first Android today. Let’s keep pushing the world forward.