Apple, iPhone and Openness

iPhone John Gruber: Forever is a long time: "There's only one way to pressure Apple into opening up iPhone development, and it isn't by developing underground iPhone apps. It's by not buying iPhones." You can actually buy an unlocked iPhone in Australia for less than AUD$800 (although I suspect it is going to get more expensive as new iPhone builts all have 1.1.1 firmware). However by buying more iPhone, iPod, AppleTV or other proprietary gadgets from Apple is actually giving Apple the wrong message -- "you can stay closed and we'll still give you money!" That's why I will never buy an iPod.