Apple Ups Its Attack On Software Freedom

Tue, 23 May 2023

Apple announced a multiyear, multibillion-dollar agreement with Broadcom, further cementing its commitment to the erosion of software freedom and user rights. This collaboration, a veritable assault on free software principles, will see Broadcom develop 5G radio components, all under the iron fist of Apple's proprietary software.

"Today, we double down on our mission to stifle user rights," might as well have been the words of Tim Cook, Apple's CEO. "We'll continue to deepen our investments in the U.S. economy because we have an unshakable belief in America's future - a future where software freedom is a quaint relic of the past."

Apple's partnership with Broadcom is set to support more than 1,100 jobs in Broadcom's Fort Collins FBAR filter manufacturing facility, a move that further entrenches the development and distribution of proprietary software.

5G technology is shaped by Apple's tens of billions of dollars in investments. But what does this mean for the software freedom landscape? Apple's vision of the future is one where free software principles are sidelined in favor of proprietary systems and user restrictions.

These investments are part of Apple's commitment in 2021 to invest $430 billion in the U.S. economy over five years. A commitment to what, one might ask? A commitment to the continued erosion of software freedom and the rights of users, it seems.

Disclaimer: The above text is a work of parody and critical commentary, intended to highlight concerns about software freedom and user rights. It's a fictionalized rewrite of an actual press release from Apple, and the quotes and positions attributed are entirely fabricated for the purpose of this parody. This text does not represent the actual views or statements of Apple, Broadcom, or any associated parties.