Originally Posted by AppleInsider
But content providers like Amazon who do not want to give Apple a 30 percent cut of sales opted instead to remove the "buy" button from their application. Customers can still visit websites through the Safari browser on the iPhone and iPad to buy content that syncs with applications like Kindle, though Amazon's new Web application negates the need for using the native software, if users so choose.
Catch is that the way the rule by Apple was written, if there is buyable content you can get outside the app, there must be an in app button AND no link to the outside source. So Amazon only half complied. It will be interesting to see if they finish the needed changes or simply tell Apple to remove the app, forcing folks to use the cloud version
Originally Posted by JunkMailfever
In the end, this still benefits Apple to have Amazon content on their iPad. Apple will just wait till Amazon releases their Android tablet, then they will sue them. Paperwork is probably already done
No they won't. Because Apple is not some petulant child that sues whenever they are mad at someone. If Amazon doesn't want to play by the rules (as they agreed they would) and wants to ditch out of the whole App store game, whatever. Apple is still getting money hand over fist from everyone else, including selling possibly way more iPads than Amazon is selling Kindles and will sell their Android tablet (if it ever comes out). And they will be more than happy to have folks using the ease of the ibooks store to get their reading material. And face it, the general public really only cares about a decent price and it being easy. Apple v Amazon v whatever rarely matters to them