You should also be aware that much of the discontent is being masked by the NDA that’s currently in place. I, and many others, do not want to anger Apple and there are no forums to voice our concerns privately.
Because of the NDA, and because of some unpublicized incidents of petty intimidation from people at Apple to iPhone developers, there is a climate of fear in the Mac/iPhone developer community. You cannot judge the depth of long-time Apple developers’ unhappiness with the current situation by the available public comments, because it isn’t being expressed publicly. It’s a tip-of-the-iceberg situation.
★ Wednesday, 24 September 2008