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Apple risks alienating software developers with iPhone App Store fiasco

After opening the iPhone to software developers, Apple's lack of consistency in accepting and rejecting apps is now turning off many developers. Hear why this has become such a big problem and what Apple can do to get the App Store back on track in this interview with Macworld's Jason Snell.

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The iPhone has been a success even beyond Apple's own lofty expectations and hype, but that's entirely not a good thing. In opening the iPhone to software developers, Apple has tried to maintain a highly-controlled environment. However, that has become difficult to manage as the number of developers and applications multiplied. Apple's lack of consistency in accepting and rejecting apps is now turning off many developers.

Hear why this has become such a big problem and what Apple can do to get the App Store back on track in this interview with Macworld editorial director Jason Snell.

See Jason Snell's Macworld article: "Don't drive iPhone developers away, Apple"

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About Jason Hiner

Jason Hiner is Global Editor in Chief of TechRepublic and Global Long Form Editor of ZDNet. He's co-author of the book, Follow the Geeks.

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