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Bypassing the App Store

Jeff LaMarche:

Overall, I’m excited and positive about this update. There was one thing about the presentation tough, that I felt was a negative. I thought some of the answers given during the Q&A period were just outright disingenuous. The most blatant case in point was when Steve was asked about distributing apps without the App Store, His response was to point out that Android has a “porn application store that your kids can get to,” and then state that Apple “didn’t want to go there.” Whisky. Tango. Foxtrot?

Jobs is often remarkably candid, but then there are cases like the above and, “Cingular doesn’t want to see their West Coast network go down…”

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