Apple bullies bloggers for reporting on Windows Mobile skin

Posted on Monday, Jan 15 2007 @ 03:07 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
TechCrunch reports Apple send legal letters to several bloggers who simply reported on the fact that someone created a skin for Windows Mobile smartphones to make the interface look like the iPhone's UI.
Blogger Paul O’Brien simply linked to this download page and included a screenshot of the user interface and also received a cease & desist letter from Apple’s lawyers.

I think this is all complete nonsense. If Apple wants to go after the guy that made the Windows Mobile skin that looks like the iPhone, fine. But to bully bloggers who are simply reporting on this is another matter.

More on this story at TechMeme. As far as I can tell, the software is no longer available anywhere for download.


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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.



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Re: Apple bullies bloggers for reporting on Windows Mobile skin
by Anonymous on Monday, Jan 15 2007 @ 23:58 CET
that sucks, apple should stop doing crap like this. even microsoft doesn't do shitty crap like this.