That's what they do.
Their horrible system works because there's an endless supply of naive people who fall for the superficial charm of their slick advertising, not-too-shabby hardware quality, and collection of "approved apps" that are vetted more tightly than a Nazi concentration camp.
That part's not true though, they have awesome products (IMO obviously). What sucks is their close-everything attitude (and also Objective C).
Well, they can't censor the web based ones...
They can't indeed, but native apps can scan QR codes and use push notifications which are must-haves.
(And don't tell me you can scan QR codes using an external app, that just doesn't cut it
@davout, where do they state that? tried to find it on the apple page but no hits with a quick search.
I'll communicate later regarding this statement, some apps of ours are still in the Apple pipeline.
Well if bitcoin hits mainstream they will only digg their own grave by not allowing their customers to use bitcoin.
Chicken and egg problem ...