@everyone in the world
Hooray for market power, hooray for Apple being forced to be less of a self-beholden, unfriendly and arrogant set of idiots, hooray for being able to share iPhone code.
"I'm going to post it so the rest of you don't have to: People stealing apple IP? PCB (Pot, Kettle and so on...)."
Apple bought FingerWorks in order to produce the iPhone. That's called buying IP, not stealing it.
"Then he decides to screw over music artists by threatening to deny iPod and iPhone users access to new music. Why? Because the US Government thinks artists should earn more money from downloands."
He said that proposed new rates would be likely to make the iTunes music store unprofitable and that they weren't going to continue to run it if it started generating losses. Luckily since the iPod and iPhone can play MP3s or AACs from any source this might affect how users obtain their music but would have no effect on their ability to obtain it or to listen to it.
@Webster Phreaky: Apple's stock remained remarkably unaffected by the stock market turbulence until it suddenly dropped back into line with the market. If I can find an artificial window where Apple went up but Microsoft went down, would that prove anything? Check out the Mac Pro benzine story for Apple (allegedly) being culpably stupid.