Summary: Apple resorts to FUD tactics against Linux-based phones that capitalise on Apple’s failures
Apple’s hypePhone 4 is both a technical failure and a public relations failure (because Apple refuses to apologise for the technical failure). Yesterday we explained why Apple's phones are hostile towards the users and Apple is hostile towards Android. Steve Jobs and his group have resorted to spreading FUD about other phones, hoping that this would somehow redeem them from their own PR mess. Today we have another new example where “Apple attacks Droid X antenna,” at least according to CNET’s headline.
This is turning into one of those charming cage matches in which wrestlers desperately try to maim each other with chains and chairs and blows to very private regions.
In a new video, posted to both its own Web site and to YouTube, Apple attempts to show that the dazzling new Motorola Droid X, which many seem to rather appreciate, also has something of an issue when it comes to being held in the Death Grip.
It’s nice to know that Apple applies its “Mac and PC” FUD tactics in its game against Linux too. It shows that Apple is indeed no friend of software freedom (some people are still in denial over this), that Apple is an elitist, and probably a dishonest company too. Who would want to make business transactions with such a company? According to this report, Apple may be going after youngsters with their DRM and artificial scarcities (which are generally discouraged in education). More on that angle in the next post. █