…and heralding his own correct assertions, this section of John Gruber’s admission that he was dead wrong about AT&T* being to blame for the Google Voice App not being approved for the iPhone falls a little flat:
“Based on Apple’s response, it seems my “devil’s advocate” hunch in my initial piece on this was pretty close to the mark: that it’s about Apple’s competitive relationship with Google. Put another way, Apple does not want to make it easy or seamless for iPhone users to use Google’s phone service.
Also, Apple’s response, as well as AT&T’s, completely contradicts the information I reported from “a reliable little birdie”…
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When I wrote about this same issue a few weeks ago (item #1 in the list), I noted that it was ridiculous how many sites were writing about the issue and pointing fingers alternately at different times at both AT&T and Apple with absolutely no facts to support their claims. What’s really ridiculous is everyone pouring over all the FCC filings and continuing the same stupid wild conjecture, guessing game trend.
Aside: it is interesting to read Apple’s actual response to the FCC in comparison to my imagined response of how Apple might respond to recent criticisms.
*Full disclosure: I own exactly five shares of AT&T stock.