Apple shoots themselves in the foot again, rejects Dashboard iPad app as it would “confuse customers”…

by Mike
Posted April 9th, 2010 at 4:39 pm
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Each and every time Apple wows me (as they did with the OS 4.0 preview yesterday), they come right back around and punch me in the face. What am I talking about? A rather nifty iPad app that mimicked the style of the OS X Dashboard was rejected for the bullshit reasoning that it “contradicted the iPad’s user experience”. I know there are some real “bright” people out there but come on Apple. If someone knowingly downloads an app, I’m pretty sure even the rockiest of the bunch could figure out when they are and aren’t inside of a simple app. *Shakes head*.

It’s things like this that constantly make me take a step back form the iPhone platform and re-evaluate just how much common sense seems to be lacking here. The video below highlights all the awesomeness iPad users could have had if Apple weren’t such a bag of hurt themselves…

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Dashboard on iPad from Rich Hong on Vimeo.

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  • Warren Smale
    April 10, 2010 at 5:35 am
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    @Apple shoots themselves in the foot again, rejects Dashboard iPad app, it would “confuse customers” @Gadgetsteria http://bit.ly/9F0vJl

  • Electronics store
    April 9, 2010 at 7:40 pm
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    To me it seems that apple makes a lot of decisions based on slow customers. They probably also felt we couldn’t handle multi-tasking until now.

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