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we will all be tracked one way or another, so forget. what you guys need to be concerned about is the plan to tax the use of the internet. bring it on!
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I'm an Android fan, but honestly complaining about this is plain dumb. If I am going to see an ad one way or another, I would prefer that there be a higher probability that it is something I would find interesting.
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Is this what they're talking about? You can turn it off.

Technically, this doesn't fully disable the feature. Keyword here is "limit"
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Bit of a sensationalistic title no? It's tracking what adverts you've seen, and what apps you've used. Big deal.

It is a bit of a big deal when:

Apple have a huge profit margin on iPhones.

It's really, really hard to turn off.

You might not want people making money off your phone usage - especially when you paid a 50% profit margin on the phone.

It's like XBL having ads on Gold Subscriptions.... Erm, you already paid for the account, why are they trying to make more money off you?
Edited by Rubers - 10/21/12 at 4:40am
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I'm an Android fan, but honestly complaining about this is plain dumb. If I am going to see an ad one way or another, I would prefer that there be a higher probability that it is something I would find interesting.

I've updated the hosts file on my phone. I rarely see ads.
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post #26 of 58
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It is a bit of a big deal when:

Apple have a huge profit margin on iPhones.

It's really, really hard to turn off.

You might not want people making money off your phone usage - especially when you paid a 50% profit margin on the phone.
Uh no it's not. The ads already exist, this is only allowing advertisers to know which ads I've seen (and maybe even clicked on) before and what apps I have so it can show relevant information.
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It's like XBL having ads on Gold Subscriptions.... Erm, you already paid for the account, why are they trying to make more money off you?
No it's nothing like that. The ads already exist, in free apps, as a way for developers to make money without charging for the app. This only allows the advertisers to access information relevant to them.
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Uh no it's not. The ads already exist, this is only allowing advertisers to know which ads I've seen (and maybe even clicked on) before and what apps I have so it can show relevant information.
No it's nothing like that. The ads already exist, in free apps, as a way for developers to make money without charging for the app. This only allows the advertisers to access information relevant to them.

Yeah, and on a phone that costs 50% more than it costs to make, there shouldn't be any of this going on.

Apple make money from this because advertisers have asked and will be paying for this information. Apple doesn't do anything for free, like most companies. These people make money from you, your habits and by trying to sell crap to you.

And the fact that you can't straight up opt out is wrong. It says "limit" which means god knows what. They wouldn't use the word "Limit" if they meant "stop completely".

Apple or not I'm a staunch advocate of stopping advertising at every point I can. I run ad blocks on all my desktops and run it on my phone. I don't get ads on my phone at all down to AdFree and AdAway. These are the only mediums in which I get to choose whether or not to be bombarded with useless crap I don't want and by the gods I'll make sure I stay free of it. (I also don't have any TV subscriptions. I buy DVD's to get my media intake).

And no, it is a big deal and it is like XBL showing ads despite paying. In apps that are free and are ad supported, that's your choice to use the ad supported app and you can generally pay for a premium ad free version. That's fine, but for your usage and data to be taken, used and sold by various people is just wrong. At this point you're not a customer, you're a product. At least Android phones show you all this stuff on the first boot and let you opt out (When you sign in or create your Google Account, all this stuff is shown and you can opt out there and then).
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Bit of a sensationalistic title no? It's tracking what adverts you've seen, and what apps you've used. Big deal.

Most news about the iPhone has been sensationalistic thus far, except Scuffgate, that seems to be a legitimate issue affecting many.
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How is this news? Huge corporations already do this (Google, Amazon, Microsoft, etc.).

Oh wait, it's Apple doing something "bad" so that makes it news. Right.

If you don't want to be tracked, don't use a cell phone or the Internet. Problem solved.
Edited by ImmortalKenny - 10/21/12 at 9:12am
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post #30 of 58
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Originally Posted by Rubers View Post

It's really, really hard to turn off.

A maximum of navigating a menu system for a couple minues is hard? I'm assuming you're too young to work.

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Originally Posted by ImmortalKenny View Post

How is this news? Huge corporations already do this (Google, Amazon, Microsoft, etc.).
Oh wait, it's Apple doing something "bad" so that makes it news. Right.
If you don't want to be tracked, don't use a cell phone or the Internet. Problem solved.

Exactly. If anyone uses Google Now, it only takes a few seconds to realize how much more invasive it is, but Google is the good guy, right? Neither of those things will stop me from using my iPad or S3.
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