Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Getting to the 'core' of the Apple iPhone controversy...

Well, finally! After countless requests for a statement, Apple is finally admitting that a "bug", a "glitch" is responsible for the intrusive amount of tracking that is occurring with their iPhones and iPads.

"Bug" and "glitch"  my arse.

Read here for the details.

Read here for the question and answer statement from Apple. Just read the cock-and-bull answer to question #2. The question asks, "Then why is everyone so concerned with this?" The answer reads, in part: 
"Providing mobile users with fast and accurate location information while preserving their security and privacy has raised some very complex technical issues which are hard to communicate in a soundbite."
Huh?!?! Who asked for a soundbite? Nobody asked for a soundbite. The question begs an answer as to why this invasion of privacy was a concern to so many people. This is a ridiculous start to an answer that didn't get any better. With the miracle of websites, they could have given a voluminous answer, and saved the soundbites for TV. Bad answer, bad.

This is the best that Apple could come up after almost a week of circling the wagons? I'm embarrassed for them. I hope they're better at producing mobile phones than they are at spin-doctoring.


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