[OT] A tale of App Store rejection

Warren Samples warren at warrensweb.us
Sun Jan 20 13:28:44 EST 2013

On 01/19/2013 11:51 PM, J. Landman Gay wrote:
> On 1/19/13 9:16 PM, Warren Samples wrote:
>> For all practical purposes, the market is closed and developers really
>> do, as a practical observation, have to distribute through Apple in
>> order to reach the platform.
> I think there will be third-party distributions for quite a while yet.
> Apple can't prohibit outside apps on Macs because too many of them can't
> be sandboxed. BBEdit is one of those, for example. So unless the rules
> change, some software will always have to be side loaded. I do agree
> though that new Mac users won't likely look elsewhere, but as they
> become more experienced they might.
> I'm still not happy with the situation, I don't like it at all. But I'm
> not sure third-party installs will completely disappear either.

My comment was in reference to iOS devices.

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