iPhone to still not allow unsigned code execution

When asked about whether or not the iPhone would allow execution of unsigned apps, like, you know, every other smartphone out there, Steve Jobs had this extremely amusing thing to say:

“You know, there’s a porn store for Android. Anyone can download them. You can, your kids can. That’s just not a place we want to go.”

Two points: firstly, for someone who claims to be adamantly against DRM, Apple sure loves locking down it’s devices.  Secondly, I’m not sure if Steve is aware, but you can browse porn sites in the iPhone’s browser.  Infact, I’d be willing to bet that the iPad would be an excellent porn viewer… oh right, no Flash, that’s right.

I also love how Steve completely avoids the question.  Then again, Apple is an extremely developer-hostile company, with no real good reason to be that way, which is disappointing.  But hey, at least the iSheep now have multitasking.  On the other hand, the GSheep have had that since day 1.

It would behoove me to say that the world would be much better off if Nokia grew a pair and started pushing the N900 aggressively.  Unfortunately, I don’t see it happening.

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