How exactly do we protect online shopping carts without encryption?
Or is it OK to protect those things and just not OK to protect person to person communication?
1. requiring manufacturers to pre-install Google Search and Google's Chrome browser and requiring them to set Google Search as default search service on their devices, as a condition to license certain Google proprietary apps;
That's a good thing. It creates a uniform user experience. You are free to install other search and browsers, just don't make them default.
2. preventing manufacturers from selling smart mobile devices running on competing operating systems based on the Android open source code;
OK, that one is B.S.
3. giving financial incentives to manufacturers and mobile network operators on condition that they exclusively pre-install Google Search on their devices.
What's the harm there? Users are still able to install whatever they want.
How do they feel about developers not being able to put programs that compete with Apple built in apps onto the app store? Though I believe that's more lenient than it used to be. I'm still annoyed that I can't get Wifi Analyzer in iOS because it uses an undocumented API.
which were involved in the first ever accidental satellite collision February 2009.
That begs the question, "How many satellite collisions have been on purpose?"
PS: my ULs and LIs are not displaying, nor is my text color, so I'm going to be lazy and adjust minimally.
The danger to Apple as I see it is one of perception -- there are now two classes of unrepairable, use-awhile-and-throw-away devices -- the high end, boutique, trendy brushed aluminum Apple products, and the extreme low end, bubble pack, by-the-register, impulse items. When people start associating the two, things could go badly.
Nice observation. I think that's one of the reasons Apple keeps their boutique pricing - to reduce the likelihood of that association.
About the time we think we can make ends meet, somebody moves the ends. -- Herbert Hoover