"… the App Store’s financial success is the worst thing that’s happened to Apple this century. It’s a distraction at best, and a profound corruption at worst." — John Gruber @firstname.lastname@example.org
Gruber raises a good point here. The App Store, and general locked-down nature of the iPhone, is Apple at its controlling worst. I should have a right to install whatever software I want on my iPhone, repair it or pay someone else to do so, and modify it however I like, or pay someone else to do so. The limits on my ability to control my phone should be the law and public safety. Apple should not be allowed to make the rules here.
And don’t accuse me of going full Elon here. A phone is not a social network.