Originally Posted by Marvin
I wonder if it will be temporary though. It makes sense for it to remain at a high price in-store to encourage people to buy through the App Store. Plus, the money they make will be partly based on traffic. They will get way more people seeing the app when the store is installed on every Mac running 10.6.6 than they will by people loading up the Apple Store so it justifies the lower price.
This may be a cause for anti-competitive action actually because companies like Adobe could complain that Apple are using their own store to unfairly promote their own apps. They should probably be careful about putting their own apps on the front page or in the charts.
I would have thought that Apple would be free to sell whatever they want, however they want, in their own store? I mean, pretty clearly the brick and mortar Apple Store is "promoting their own hardware" and I haven't heard any talk of anticompetitive action.
They might irritate developers, if they push their own stuff over competing third party apps, but I can't see where their would be any basis for legal remedies. Even Amazon relentlessly pushes the Kindle, while selling competing ebook readers.