Sometimes you have to complain: Apple's iOS ads


Many people think that The Macalope hates when people criticize Apple because they persecute her a lot. Uh, well, first of all, "lurvs" is not a word. Second, although you might like Apple and buy a life-sized cardboard cutout of Bob Mansfield in a hot second if someone FINALLY DOES ONE, that's not the reason.

He simply hates when people criticize Apple badly.

"This year's annual iPhone production cuts that happen every year mean this time no one buys iPhones anymore and Apple is doomed."

"The foldable magic smartphones that will surely run smoothly and never break are where they are and Apple doesn't have one, so Apple is doomed."

"Jeff Bezos makes his own blender mayonnaise and Tim Cook doesn't, so Apple is doomed."


But the fact that some people make a badly constructed criticism of Apple does not mean that all criticisms of Apple are simply launched by so many chimpanzees. Seriously, they spend all this time teaching chimpanzee sign language when what they really could benefit from is a small termination school, perhaps from a prestigious East Coast institution.

Anyway, let's take a look at today's criticism of Apple.

Steve Streza says: "The Paywalled Garden: iOS is Adware."

Despite what you may think of the title, Streza is not a member of the Forbes taxpayer network and the competitive circuit of busting animals with balloons. (Not doing. Outbreak) Streza is an iOS developer, among other things, so he is someone who knows the platform. He tested what the experience would be like if he registered without buying any of Apple's services. It turns out that there is a free Apple Arcade game for which you don't have to have an Apple Arcade subscription, that game clicks ignore in Apple's subscription service ads.

You can still expect the horny to flip some tables on this headline. Hell, that's why he bought all these raft wooden tables from The Balsa Wood Furniture Outlet (from I-95 in Norwalk, Connecticut). They are great for flipping easily. While "adware" can be an exaggeration, especially if you are thinking of malicious adware, the textbook definition includes software with advertising. I could argue that you opt for ads when you buy an iOS device and you can disable many of them if you can find the settings, but is that the experience we expect from Apple?

Macalope would not say that iOS is adware as it is commonly known, but it has too many ads. Streza is more right than he is wrong.


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