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A response to the outrage over Apple's restrictive policies and desire to control the user experience. The point is that if this was really so unacceptable Apple couldn't be able to get away with it so easily. The fact that so many people buy Apple's products despite these concerns is what keeps Apple doing what it's doing. If you don't want to be "owned" by Apple, don't buy from them.

As Apple's Steve Jobs is announcing that they suddenly "want native third-party applications on the iPhone", something its users have been yearning to have ever since they started buying these phones (even if it meant hacking them), Steve justifies their prior resistance to this kind of openness by security threats. As he says, they are "trying to do two diametrically opposed things at once — provide an advanced and open platform to developers while at the same time protect iPhone users from viruses, malware, privacy attacks, etc."