You can have all those features and more for $99 up front and a 2 year AT&T contract (~$1,500 over 2 years). And oh by the way, you also have to spend your life in servitude of the Grand Masters of the Temple in Cupertino.

You can have all those features and more for $99 up front and a 2 year AT&T contract (~$1,500 over 2 years). And oh by the way, you also have to spend your life in servitude of the Grand Masters of the Temple in Cupertino.

I absolutely hate people trying to get into my business and attempting to limit my freedom. That applies to politics, business and equally, to technology. One of the main reasons I’ve never been an Apple fan – and never will be – is the fact that they engender a culture of suffocating control over consumers. You can either have it 100% their way, or stuff it. The third option, of course, is to buy a PC. Most people tend to go with that last one.

Apple has written another golden page in its history of limiting consumer choice by rejecting Google’s Voice Apps for the iPhone. Whether they perceive this to be a challenge to voice cellular telephony and hence an impediment to their grand plans to fleece people via AT&T, or whether they have some other dark reason for their miserable controlling behaviour, I don’t know. What I do know is that I don’t like it one darn bit. Foo to you, Appstore!

Here is more on the story from OSnews, where Eugenia is similarly disgruntled and upset.

Apple Rejects Official Google Voice iPhone App

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