I find scary all these people who "think it normal" that Apple gets a share on these comics in any situation. No, it is not "normal".
They make a rule, which they can legally enforce, that if you go through their store, they get 30%. Fine, this is business.
If you go through the Internet, they don't get a share, and this is perfectly normal.
iPad is a fantastic platform, but it does not mean that Apple gets a free pass to tax anything that runs on iPad. Making the platform is not "owning the platform". You actually PAY for this platform, remember? **If you think you don't, you may ask your parents how much they paid for it. Also, go to bed early, you'll be smarter in school
- If the sale happens BECAUSE of Apple, they (successfully,it seems) argue they deserve 30%. - If the sale happens through another retailer, they don't, by their own rules, and this is fair.
Any other situation would be a very evil monopoly, and they I certainly hope Apple would get ran into the ground by American people and/or their government, as it should.
Thankfully, even though some commenters here seem to have no clue, Apple obviously knows better than them. Go, Apple!