Originally Posted by TenoBell
If that's all Apple does.
Then who built and maintains the App Store.
Who reviews and approves 400,000 apps?
Where are all of these 400,000 apps stored?
Who pays for the bandwidth of streaming over 1 billion apps?
Do you not understand the difference between application purchases and in-app purchases?
Exactly what proof do you have that this will be some huge problem fro Amazon?
Okay... I'm going to go real slow here, so even you can follow along. I'm going to use a little math here...
Amazon puts a server on the internet. They fill that server with digital books. Now, after all the negotiations with the content providers, and all the costs of paying for the servers, Amazon has two ways to process credit cards. They can pay a standard, industry rate of under 3% to process that transaction through their own system, *or*, they can pay Apple to do the transaction and pay 30%. Either way, Amazon has to keep track of that purchase, and has to pay for the server and the bandwidth to deliver that purchase to you, so the ONLY difference between the two payment methods is how much they have to pay to process a single transaction.
You following? Amazon has the content, pays for the server, pays for the bandwidth, pays for the internal infrastructure to support their own book service, and has to deal with all the publisher fees and contracts.... and now they're being told they have to spend potentially up to 30% more of their total revenue to accomplish the same goal that they were doing when they only had to pay 3%....
Do you get me now?