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ArianneFeldry said:How would consumers not win? Say Epic wins and they get the fee reduced, the ability for direct payments, or more hopefully, we get full sideloading on iOS. For the first situation we could get cheaper apps, as developers could reduce the price of the apps themselves or the price of In App Purchases, something good for the consumer. For the second we got proof that it would be better for the consumer, as the price of V-Bucks was cheaper with the option for directly purchasing the V-Bucks from Epic rather than through Apple's processor. For the third consumers wouldn't be beholden to the App Store. Stadia and Xcloud would be usable on iOS, Much more open source development could occur on iOS because developers wouldn't have to subscribe to a $100 fee to host their apps on the store. Hell, with sideloading we could get app stores that actually show off more than regurgitate the top apps of each category.
Well this is this wonderful thing called the internet. They seem to forget that all smartphones have the ability to connect to the internet and have internet browsers. So all they need is a functional website. In 2 moves someone who actually wanted to go to theirs it's could create a bookmark on the desktop of their phone, that would function just like an app. They don't need an app to swindle people out of money.NFTs are such a scam! I'd be quite interested on how much of a discount they give to celebrities who buy them, just to promote NFTs. That would be like a ball card company giving a top rookie a bunch of limited edition rookie cards.
Ok, I watched the video. I would think that someone trying to show a flaw that causes the creaking, would zoom out enough to actually show what they were doing to the iPad to cause the sound, not a closeup of the screen and the sound. Not making any accusations, but the video is evidence of nothing. Not rushing to blindly defend apple. I would actually like to see a better video showing what the claims are. I have thought about getting an iPad Air.
It’s called Public Health!! It’s not political. Your company endangered thousands with your reckless promotion of illegal parties during a pandemic! Be happy that you didn’t have more significant consequences. You clearly demonstrated your disregard for public health. Nice try with the Monopoly BS. Enjoy life stuck on Android and find some ethics
Next he is going to cry about parents not giving their kids allowances in Crypto, or schools not accepting crypto payment for school lunches. Sorry, but crypto will always be shadier than using a credit card or debit card, or even cash. Not about to put one cent in crypto on principle. Investing in crypto will increase cavalier of if. Remind me what form or payment were the hackers who were encrypting hospitals, police departments and other computer systems demanding for the ransom? That would be crypto. So, big fat no. Also not going to invest in NFTs or Pokémon cards.
22july2013 said:There is nothing illegal with any company that "exhibits patent-troll like behaviour." Designating them with the demeaning word "trolls" shows bias. In a free market there are many speculative ways to make money, and obtaining patents and testing them in court is a legal and valid way to make money. Apple itself probably buys patents by buying companies that own patents, which is also a form of speculating in the patent trade. It's actually smart behaviour. I've never seen AppleInsider criticize Apple for buying companies with patents, for the patents. What's the difference? Why the double standard?
When Apple bought 17,000 patents from Intel two years ago, AppleInsider didn't call Apple a "troll" but rather suggested it was smart of Apple to purchase them.