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Apple 'Dilemmas' iPhone ad pushes App Store

updated 11:45 am EST, Tue November 4, 2008

'Dilemmas' iPhone ad

Apple has posted a new TV ad online, simply referred to as "Dilemmas." The ad promotes use of the iPhone in "solving life's dilemmas," mainly through the help of the various apps sold on the App Store. The commercial specifically highlights Wanderspot's Urbanspoon app, which uses GPS tracking to locate nearby restaurants, and the iPhone's motion sensor to allow random selection through shaking. The app is a free download, but outside of the United States has a limited database of major cities.

The App Store has proven a lucrative venture for both Apple and its most popular developers, generating substantial income with comparatively minimal overhead. It has received criticism for prohibitive rules however, which bar not only offensive or infringing apps, but anything which Apple may perceive as competition. Opera recently uncovered the existence of an iPhone version of its Opera Mini browser, which it cannot submit to the App Store due to the existence of Apple's built-in Safari browser.




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  1. Mixotic

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +1

    it's funny...

    because it's true.

  1. jpellino

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +1

    Opera?

    Just yesterday it came out that according to the corp. communications director at Opera, Opera Mini had not been submitted to the store.

  1. frijole

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +1

    bull

    "Opera recently uncovered the existence of an iPhone version of its Opera Mini browser, which it cannot submit to the App Store due to the existence of Apple's built-in Safari browser."

    Thanks for the dose of FUD. they haven't submitted it, and know that if it does its own Javascript support, it won't be allowed due to SDK restrictions on running external code.

  1. Guest

    Joined: Dec 1969

    -6

    MORE APPLE c***...

    YAY!! MORE REV A c*** by APPLE!! Can't wait to shut there public & expensive guinea pig BETA practices shut down with more lawsuits.

    STUPID APPLE!....

    Does it feel good to stick it to the customer??

    F*CKERS! A$$HOLES!

    oh,.... ALMOST FORGOT - NO FIREWIRE!!!!!

    hahahha!

  1. testudo

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    Re: bull

    Thanks for the dose of FUD. they haven't submitted it, and know that if it does its own Javascript support, it won't be allowed due to SDK restrictions on running external code.

    Hey, thanks for the dose of misinterpretation!

    As you quote the article, "which it cannot submit to the App Store due to the existence of Apple's built-in Safari browser.".

    It doesn't say they submitted it, it says it cannot submit it. There's a huge difference. But why let any of that derail a post?

  1. Guest

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    Can't Solve This One

    Ok, so tell me how an iPhone is going to fix the dilemma of the missing firewire? Or the nauseating glossy screens? Or DisplayPort only?

    NO FIREWIRE = EPICFAIL

  1. Constable Odo

    Joined: Dec 1969

    -4

    Yippee! I'll never have

    to choose what to eat anymore. My iPhone can decide for me. Thank goodness for the iPhone and the App Store.

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