Apple's app flap: Don't blame AT&T

Apple's app flap: Don't blame AT&T

Summary: ZDNet Senior Editor Sam Diaz shares his views on the recent iPhone related controversy--Apple’s rejection of Google Voice. He says, AT&T was not behind the app rejection and that Apple should adopt it because it has already approved other VoIP apps such as Skype.


Topics: Hardware, Apple, Google, Mobility, Networking, Smartphones, Telcos, Unified Comms, AT&T

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  • All Th&T glitters is not gold

    we wouldn't want to install software that loosens the ties
    that bind, now, would we?
  • Let me see if I get this straight

    Don't blame AT&T, it isn't like they'll benefit from the
    denial anyway.

    Blame Apple... who doesn't seem to be benefiting from it
    being denied anyway?

    Please, tell me how your logic makes any sense.
    Michael Alan Goff
  • RE: Apple's app flap: Don't blame AT&T

    AT@T has been so busy fucking up everything else
    possible with the iPhone service they didn't have time for
    this one. In the grand scheme this is so minor. How about
    getting MMS functioning? The auto-login thing at
    Starbucks is mess as well. Neither of those problems are
    Apple related. It's all AT@T.

    AT@T has been so unresponsive an generally incompetent
    it's a wonder there isn't a class action that would allow
    contract hostages to jump ship with no penalty. I love my
    iPhone but so miss the simple days of tMobile when things
    just worked.

    Not that I really have an opinion of feel strongly about any
    of this. :)
    Christian C Spence
  • RE: Apple's app flap: Don't blame AT&T

    Following is excerpt from Apple's response to FCCon 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 Voicemail. The
    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 Voicemail. Similarly, SMS text messages are
    managed through the Google hub?replacing the iPhone?s
    text messaging feature. 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 ways.

    So rather than blabbering nonsense research why Google is
    rejected. I don't want them messing with anything much
    less copying my contacts onto their computers.