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Under the "agency model", the publisher sets the selling price that the reselling is obligated to charge the customer.Under a contract with a "most favored nations" clause, the publisher cannot sell to any other reseller at a lower price.The combination of the two means that no reseller can sell an ebook from one of these publishers to the customer for less than it's sold in Apple's store. Apple's 30% take means that for publishers to continue receiving the same amount per...
Well, he's not homeless anymore!
If your voice is your password, what happens when you get a cold, or worse, laryngitis?
Soldering RAM to the computer's motherboard? Apple hasn't done that since the "Fat Mac" Macintosh 512k! That model was replaced by the Macintosh Plus in January 1986 which had memory slots. This has been the case for every Mac model up until now. (The iDevices are a different class and don't count.) There's a good reason why soldering memory to the motherboard only lasted for the very first 2 Macintosh models. It seems that memory usage isn't expanding as fast as it once...
Most interactions with this system apparently do not involve processing payments. It sounds like the portion deciding who gets what is closer to a "Like" button in Facebook. I can see Apple enforcing their rules on the initial deposit transaction. But are they enforcing the rules for any interaction with the system? (As in "Like" button.) If so, I think Apple is probably going too far.
Yes, it's the most popular. It's simple to achieve popularity when you're the only game in town.
No, it just means it's not a regular production device, i.e., a prototype. That it is an iPad made by Apple is proved by other factors, such as the Apple branding on the circuit boards.
My understanding of iBooks is that the format has more technical capabilities than other formats. But taking advantage of those capabilities requires more development work by the publisher. From that viewpoint, it's a classic cost/benefit analysis.You're right that some people have no plans to buy anything other than iStuff, and that it's iOS only limitation isn't a problem for them. But those people aren't the entire market. In fact, I think it's safe to say that they're...
I just have to point this out: Apple also has 'other stuff' that they sell.
There's a couple of reasons why Apple would oppose jailbreaking.By requiring certification by Apple, it reduces the number of destructive apps. It gives Apple a chance to make sure that viruses or other apps that could steal information or disable your phone, even by accident, are far less likely to hurt end users.It reduces the ability for end users to steal apps and content.It protects Apple's 30% revenue stream on every sold app. Some of Apple's actions seem to indicate...
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