The recent news that Apple may be going after Kindle and other e-book reader apps available for iOS devices to force the companies behind them to direct their sales through its in-app purchasing system has generated a lot of controversy in the blogosphere. Many bloggers have argued that Apple seems to have changed its app content policy just recently. As Daring Fireball put it, Apple has been vague enough with its rules to have the ability to enforce such a move when it needed to:
Of course, not all changes in policies affect consumers negatively. According to a leaked document, Apple may be softening its stance when it comes to its water damage policy for iPod (image via Mac Generation).
The leaked document suggests that:
If a customer disputes whether an iPod with an activated LCI has been damaged by liquid contact and there are no external signs of damage from corrosion, then the iPod may still be eligible for warranty service.Augmented reality toys & gizmos ‚ě°ÔłŹ for iPhone & iPad
That means your idevice (we assume all idevices as opposed to just iPods) won’t be denied warranty for water damage without proper investigation.
Perhaps this is the area that Apple needs to focus on addressing the most. Apple needs to further tighten its privacy policies and offer better enforcement for existing rules to keep its customers satisfied.
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