* Posts by DaveFlash

2 posts • joined 24 Aug 2009

Apple admits iPhone apps not suitable for business


This isn't the only strange thing with these terms

If you read through the terms a bit more you'll read the following:

"(v) You shall be authorized to burn an audio playlist up to seven times."

That's strange, 'cause all music is now DRM-free and can be burned unlimited times!


"(viii) You may not use Products as a musical "ringer" in connection with phone calls."

That's even stranger, cause since iPhone OS 2.0 (or something) Apple started to offer a ringtone option on songs, whats more, any DRM-free iTunes song could already (i.e. before the ringtone option was available) be opened in iLife's GarageBand to create a ringtone that way, again, Apple placed no limitations on this method.

only way below the (v) it states:

"(xii) iTunes Plus Products do not contain security technology that limits your usage of such Products, and Usage Rules (iii) - (vi) do not apply to iTunes Plus Products. You may copy, store and burn iTunes Plus Products as reasonably necessary for personal, noncommercial use." [plus, this term omits to mention the "Usage Rules" (v), does that mean that even iTunes Plus song playlists still may only be burned up to 7 times?]

And last but not least the most strange of all (in my opinion):

"(iv) You shall be able to store Products from up to five different Accounts on certain devices, such as an iPod, iPhone and Apple TV, at a time. Additional restrictions apply to Film Rentals, as described below."

This term seems to even encourage multiple iTunes Store accounts (meaning, from across the globe, i.e separate US, UK, German and Japanese a/c's for example) And notice it doesn't even specify whether or not those "up to five" account must be from the same store, in this case, Apple has left this term open for anyone's due interpretation.

My regards.... To all.... .....:)

Apple blogger legally unlocks iPhone


This is nothing new

Here in the Netherlands you can also get your iPhone unlocked, after one year of contract you can request an unlock for free, T-Mobile then submits this request electronically to Apple's iTunes servers, and in 30 minutes, BHAM! Your iPhone is unlocked as soon as you connect it to iTunes again. If you want to get your iPhone unlocked earlier, you'll be charged a one-off fee which drops considerably and progressively throughout your first year of contract with them, then the unlock is free. (Pretty much all carriers in the NLDs are like this, they charge you for an early unlock, but must comply with law that stipulate they need to offer the unlock free after one year)


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