Evil stuff from Apple with the iPhone

Post ImageI say ‘evil’ and you say ‘Microsoft’, right? Wrong. When you think evil, you should think Apple. At least that’s what I thought after reading this:

One of the first things you’ll need to do with your new iPhone is register with the iTunes Store in order to activate the handset.

Presumably, most of the iPhone early adopters will be Apple devotees with current iTunes Store accounts, but for those who don’t have an account already, have your credit card ready during the iPhone setup process.

Imagine the iPhone was a new product from Microsoft and it required you to have a Windows Media Player account (via Live.com or something). Would there not be an uproar? You can bet your ass there would be. People would be bashing Microsoft like there’s no tomorrow.

Why aren’t more people complaining about Apple? Double standards suck.

Read: crave

3 thoughts on “Evil stuff from Apple with the iPhone

  1. now, don’t get me wrong, I like Apple, I like shiny objects, what can I say…

    I don’t really have a hatred of Microsoft either.

    but man, do I @$%ing hate making any process longer than it has to be. Like seriously, I’m actually thinking about getting an iPhone, and while it’s only a small…disturbance I guess, it bugs me. I want to open my box, stick in the battery, and play with the features, not go through some lengthy activation process!

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