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Apple’s Competitive Strategy

Posted on Thursday, Jul 16th 2009

Two moves by Apple have caught my eye today. As I wrote the Adobe post this morning, I raised my eyebrows when I saw that Apple is not permitting Adobe’s Flash on the iPhone.

Later, I raised my eyebrow again as I saw the news that Apple is blocking Palm Pre’s iTunes sync capability.

The latter piece of news even brought Palm shares down.

What other moves can we expect from Apple? Sure, the company can shut off all the competitors from syncing with its iTunes music store — BlackBerry, Nokia, and the rest. But that doesn’t seem to be in the best interest of their music business, even though, it would certainly make iPhone the most desirable music-phone (iPod).

What else, though?

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The big question is will they allow google voice to launch an application on the iPhone. There’s already a google voice application coming to the Android and Blackberry.

Ranjit Singh Mathoda Thursday, July 16, 2009 at 3:26 PM PT

I think this might trigger a lawsuit. This is unfair.
It is high time Sony , Palm and google join hands to fight apple’s monopoly in music business.

vinay Friday, July 17, 2009 at 8:35 AM PT