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Apple exec on App Store complaints
From: Philip Schiller
To: Steve Jobs
Date: Fri, 20 Nov 2009 07:24:47 +0900
We'll investigate these two app complaints and resolve them.
In the end it all really comes down to whether we will ever open up the iPhone for developers to distribute apps on their own, bypassing our store.
As long as we have a store, we have to review apps that go in it, we can't just let anything on an app store that has Apple's name on it.
And as long as there is about 10,000 apps + updates coming through a week there will always be some small level of human error.
Also, last year we rejected the idea of publishing the rules and guidelines used to review apps. It's very long and complicated but I think there will come a time where we are better served to publish them than not. At least we would be more transparent and some of the issue would be reduced (not all).
[This document is from Epic v. Apple (2021).]
Previously: "What the hell is this????" (February 3, 2012)
Tim Cook emails Apple execs
From: Tim Cook
Date: November 24, 2018 at 6:42 PM
To: Mike Fenger, Kevan Parekh
What's happening and what are we doing about it?
Sent from my iPad Pro
[This document is from In re Apple Inc. Securities Litigation (2023).]
Previously: Tim Cook’s notes for Apple board call (December 17, 2018)
Further context: Apple Makes Rare Cut to Sales Guidance (January 2, 2019)
Further reading from Reuters: “A U.S. judge has rejected Apple's bid to throw out a class-action lawsuit that accused Chief Executive Tim Cook of defrauding shareholders by concealing falling demand for iPhones in China…” (June 27, 2023)
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