Apple: Farts are ok, but no Snorting Allowed
The iSnort iPhone application is useless and stupid; a couple of notches below iFart (one of the top selling applications in the Apple AppStore).
But the fact that only Apple approved apps can be loaded on an iPhone without jailbreaking the phones continues to both bother and amaze me. Can you imagine a world where Apple or Microsoft had to approve every application on the desktop? People complain about traffic cameras being too big brother… you should be able to install any app you want regardless of stupidity, tastelessness, or social standards compliance.
Apple’s clever and ingenious design of the iPhone is forcing us to compromise our terms of free choice. Danger Will Robinson! When will Android, RIM, Microsoft, and Palm offer us a reasonable iPhone alternative?
For more discussion on this topic see: There is No “i” in Phone.