[LINK] iPad

Bernard Robertson-Dunn brd at iimetro.com.au
Thu Jan 28 16:52:45 AEDT 2010

 On Thu Jan 28 16:35 , Robin Whittle <rw at firstpr.com.au> sent:

>Hi Erik,
>Thanks for this link:
>> http://www.defectivebydesign.org/ipad
>   The Problem
>   The Apple iPad uses Digital Restrictions Management in two ways:
>     *  All applications must be signed by Apple if they are to run,
>        an unprecedented level of control for a general purpose
>        computer. On top of this, Apple can push updates to the
>        device over its wireless connection, letting them add or
>        remove capabilities at any time.

So, if you have a wireless account with a monthly limit and you have nearly used up your allowance, and Apple decides to push an update to you, and which sends you over your limit onto a high charge rate - who pays?

I bet it's not Apple.


Canberra Australia
brd at iimetro.com.au

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