Save the iPhone
Save the iPhone
This letter is cosigned by the many customers who love our iPhone just the way it is. We enjoy the security, simplicity, and ease of use that Apple provides with its flagship product.
The various antitrust cases against Apple seem to be very narrowly focused and account only for the position of a few developers. We want you to consider the consequences before you start destroying a product that has actually been the reason an entire new economy exists.
The iPhone is a revolutionary product that has made it possible for many people who might not have previously had access to the web to get online and connect with friends and family in a new and secure way.
Furthermore, the App Store has made it possible for developers big and small to achieve success and get access to one of the biggest customer bases in the world.
We know the iPhone is popular, but the mobile marketplace is big enough to accommodate a dominant product such as the iPhone as well as alternative products without governments’ meddling in the industry.
The simplicity and security of the iPhone and the “one stop shop” shopping experience of the App Store should be applauded and not vilified with antitrust cases. This is a company that has built an extremely popular, beneficial product, and such popularity is of course subject to great envy and greed. These companies should not be allowed to unfairly damage a company that is so clearly loved by its customers.
We feel that these antitrust cases represent more so a political vendetta against a successful company than a gift to consumers. The few developers and users that would benefit from the actions proposed in these cases are so massively outnumbered by the millions of iPhone users that are benefiting from the user friendliness and protections that Apple brings.
The iPhone is a massively popular product and a prime target for hackers and cyber criminals. However, virtually no malware, viruses, or spyware exist on the iPhone. That’s because of the tight integration between software and hardware that makes the iPhone unique. We have plenty of other products on the market, including the Mac, on which a normal user can’t be safe browsing the web without the risk of getting scammed by illicit actors. Yet some of the antitrust cases would open the floodgates and destroy the very foundation on which the iPhone built, and we don’t want to simply sit by and let you destroy one of the most revolutionary products of our time.
It’s time to STOP and think about the consequences of these actions.