创办人:Apple无理拒绝更新 FlickType盲人iPhone键盘停止服务

著名Apple Watch键盘FlickType,近日宣布由于Apple不断无理拒绝更新,因此将停止支持为盲人用户提供iPhone键盘,并将于下次更新进行删除。不过Apple Watch键盘则仍然可用。

根据外媒报道,FlickType近日宣布将停止支持为盲人用户提供iPhone键盘。FlickType创办人Kosta Eleftheriou表示,由于Apple上周没有通过其最新的App更新,已9次尝试与Apple联系,但遭到无视。而其更新并未添加任何新功能、仅包含错误修复和相关改进仍无法通过Apple的审查。Apple的理由是“如果不授给完全的访问权限,这款输入法就无法运行”,不过创办人指问题已于3年前解决,因此批评Apple是为先前的其批评Apple的言论作出报复,才不断无理拒绝更新。

It’s with a heavy heart today that we’re announcing the discontinuation of our award-winning iPhone keyboard for blind users.

Apple has thrown us obstacle after obstacle for years while we try to provide an app to improve people’s lives, and we can no longer endure their abuse.pic.twitter.com/cH1HCQzeP1

—FlickType Watch Keyboard (@FlickType)August 16, 2021

But Apple rejected it. They incorrectly argue again that our keyboard extension doesn’t work without “full access”, something they rejected us for THREE years ago. Back then we successfully appealed and overturned their decision, and this hadn’t been a problem since. Until now.

—FlickType Watch Keyboard (@FlickType)August 16, 2021

面对Apple长达四页的拒绝记录,期间FlickType开发团队希望以TestFlight测试版形式保留输入法,可惜同样遭到Apple拒绝。由于Apple不断无理拒绝更新,因此创办人指不得不决定停止支持为盲人用户提供iPhone键盘。不过他重申FlickType的Apple Watch键盘仍然会继续提供服务,只会停止支持为盲人用户提供iPhone键盘,并将于下次更新进行删除。

数据源:The Verge

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