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And it should include language in App Store admission rules that retailers that don't allow competing payment systems will be denied access to the App Store. If Google and Apple disallowed CVS from having an app in their stores this nonsense would change.
The solution is easy. Apple should just block these retailers apps from the Store. It wouldn't be an anti-competitive move because the message would be let your customers decide what system they prefer and if you don't let us in your store we will not let you in ours.
  Not really. Amazon knows people are going to buy things outside of Amazon. This way Amazon gains some money from purchases on its card through its sharing arrangement with Chase, and points accumulated get redeemed on Amazon. Amazon also loses nothing by supporting Apple Pay.
  Perhaps, it is you saying, "I simply avoid it whenever I can."
  A lot of it is about accounting. Sure there is tremendous expense related to manufacturing, but also tax liability. If Apple owned its own manufacturing it has to account for inventory and components on hand in a different way, which hurts its quarterly earnings.
It is like thanking a thief for picking up some trash on your floor and throwing it out before they leave with the goods they stole.
Good point. People forget that Google really left Apple little choice but to bring to market its own mapping solution.
First, Apple can do anything it wants. It has over a hundred billion dollars and growing in the bank. Second, Google's product might be better for the way you use maps, but you assume everybodies use is the same.i have tested Google's Maps and Apple's Maps in providing local directions. In providing directions Apple's maps is on par with Google, and Apple's offering looks better. If you want local poi information, Google's offering is significantly better for local...
  Perhaps you have a broken iPhone? Seriously, I can see why one would prefer Google Maps over Apple Maps, but Siri rocks. It also keeps getting better. iOS 8 made her much more responsive, and increased her knowledge base. I get surprised everyday with things I can ask her.  Further, studies show more people use the default apps on the iPhone, so Google is being deprived of a lot of iPhone users data, which Apple is gaining. In Maps, Apple is the underdog, but the App...
  To each their own, but I prefer Apple Maps. It works better on the iPhone than Google's solution. Street View is cool, but I really use that. 
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