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Apple attacks Facebook by becoming the asocial network

Apple attacks Facebook by becoming the asocial network

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  • Some people are saying Apple's sign in requirement from developers is a monopoly. I worked at Apple and also am an app developer. I applaud Apple for living up to their privacy mission b/c talk is cheap for most companies. Yes some developers will not like this but I say focus on building an amazing

    Some people are saying Apple's sign in requirement from developers is a monopoly. I worked at Apple and also am an app developer. I applaud Apple for living up to their privacy mission b/c talk is cheap for most companies. Yes some developers will not like this but I say focus on building an amazing product (vs overly growth hacking or doing aggressive email campaigns, etc) and uh don't spam your users. From a user standpoint, I don't have to manage 5+ emails I have and use some of them to be my "sign-in" email for certain services and products.

    Apple's sign in is only required IF a developer implements another third party login service. Then Apple requires the developer to add Apple's service as an alternative to the other service.

    That is not excluding competition or access to a service/product, it's offering more choice and still allowing competing choices. That is not a monopoly. Users are not locked into anything, they have choice—and I'd argue a better choice or product. Monopolies don't do that, they use their power or control to stifle competition and offer inferior choices or products for customers.

  • A major win for privacy and more humane technology. Today at WWDC, Apple showed off changes that turn iOS into the asocial network — software that mimics the tools of Facebook but without the pressure to overshare.