Judge in Epic v. Apple trial presses Tim Cook on App Store model, competition

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  • Reply 101 of 104
    22july201322july2013 Posts: 2,657member
    Apple is for sure using all its power to max top and bottom line
    Not really all its power. If Apple wanted to maximize profit, it would monetize all the personal data it has on me, like Facebook does to its users. But Apple doesn't do that.

    P.S. Your post was really hard to read due to how you quoted your own text. You need to learn how to quote text correctly, or people won't be able to read 
    your messages.
    watto_cobra
  • Reply 102 of 104
    crowley said:
    JFC_PA said:
    Lucrative is hardly against the law, in fact it’s a fiduciary responsibility. Odd observation. 
    There is no fiduciary responsibility to be lucrative.  Don't make shit up.
    I just had to look this up. There are two interesting links on the first page of results I found:
    https://www.electricairwaves.com/legal-duty-to-maximise-profit/ says that no, there is no legal duty to maximise profit.
    https://www.litigationandtrial.com/2010/09/articles/series/special-comment/ebay-v-newmark-al-franken-was-right-corporations-are-legally-required-to-maximize-profits/ says that case law now shows that there is indeed a duty to maximise profits. The article is from 2010 so there may be more recent case law clarifying the issue, but I was unable to find any in my cursory investigation.
  • Reply 103 of 104
    elijahgelijahg Posts: 2,506member
    Apple is for sure using all its power to max top and bottom line
    Not really all its power. If Apple wanted to maximize profit, it would monetize all the personal data it has on me, like Facebook does to its users. But Apple doesn't do that.

    P.S. Your post was really hard to read due to how you quoted your own text. You need to learn how to quote text correctly, or people won't be able to read your messages.
    That would do significant harm to its bottom line, since that's one of the big selling points of Apple products. But late to about turn on that now.

    I don't blame him for the quoting issues, this forum software is the worst I've ever used. I always end up editing the HTML to make my messages appear correctly. Something we really shouldn't have to do. AI doesn't care enough about forum-goers to fix it though, apparently.
  • Reply 104 of 104
    Question is how does this affect the consumers?
    Sure only Apple controls the store but anyone can get the approval to list their software if guidelines are followed. The cost is set by the Apple from free and as much as a 30% fees? Not a crime but free May be a snag since your saying others need to pay for this since some don’t pay a fee. Seems like a monopoly if you want to bring your application to iPhone and can’t just download like a computer can but you get vetted application as a trade off. I see Apple prevailing in the case but there may be some things that are going to be required of them like make all application come with a cost. I am not a fan of the costs since this is more like a utility company with only one conduit to get applications on the phone which is an issue with me but I do want the approval of Apple to say it’s a safe application and that service come with a cost. If you vet an application one time and charge the developer a fee to do it and a flat rate for distribution per copy you may have a more fair system to the developers but why give up $30 percent profits? 
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