Apr, 08 2010

steve-jobs-xxxThere is no doubt that the Apple and Android battle has heated up, and things have gotten much more personal between the company’s respective CEO’s – Steve Jobs and Eric Schmidt – in the past few months. I feel like Steve Jobs’ feels a sense of pressure, and as questions about Android’s success mount in relation to Apple, Steve Jobs just wants you to shutup and understand that Apple is better.

Take for example the question Ryan Block from GDGT asked the panel after the iPhone OS 4.0 event:

What about running unsigned apps?

You’re going to love Steve Jobs’ response:

You know, there’s a porn store for Android. Anyone can download them. You can, your kids can. That’s just not a place we want to go.

Credit goes to Engadget – we found the Q&A tidbit in their live event coverage – and boy did we get a kick out of it.

Jobs’ is right, and we have covered the “Porn Store” he is mentioning – it’s called MiKandi. But does Mr. Jobs know that “You can, your kids can,” use your iPhone’s web browser to search “porn” and “porn store” and find all sorts of yummy adult content. Give me a break – if people really want it their going to find it and get it.

There is something to be said for Jobs’ desire to retain Disney-like control of his company’s moral stature and attempting to ensure the safest experience for its customers. Fine, I get it, admirable and wonderful. But taking a swing at Android for allowing users to do what they want?

I appreciate that Google treats its smartphone customers like adults. Maybe Mr. Jobs can prepackage the new iPhone 4X with a bib, airplane spoon and some Gerber.

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