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It was said many times already.
Crimanls will always find the way to keep secrets. Especially because there are many encryption tools on the market.
But us, law abiding citizens, will be left without any easily accessable privacy protection. We just don't take enough time to be interested in it. And we get burned.
But goverment wants to control us.
bbdroid said:The only reason there are no Spotify users on the 30% rate is because Spotify removed the ability to pay via Apple's payment system back in 2016. This also explains why there are relatively few (680,000) users on the 15% rate, since only long-term subscribers who haven't migrated to paying with Spotify directly are still paying via Apple.While it is misleading for Spotify to gloss over how the 30% rate decreases to 15% after a year, Apple's defence is even more misleading.If Spotify still offered payments via Apple's in-app payment system, it would undoubtedly have many more subscribers paying that way, and any new subscribers would be paying the 30% rate.And even though the 680,000 number is small compared to Spotify's overall paid subscription base, it is by no means insignificant.680,000 users x 12 months x $12.99/month x 15% = $15,899,760So that means Spotify is currently paying Apple (a direct competitor) roughly $15 million a year to process some payments. And that's only for users still utilising a payment method that was discontinued 3 years ago.
No. They are not paying only for that.
They pay Apple for:
1. Users it brought to them.
2. Users who are brought to them now (and who can potentially subscribe to Spotify premium over their web-site)
3. Distribution of the updates
4. Development of Swift, Xcode and SDK
5. Indirectly the cost of lowers for such law suits like this one Apple vs Spotify
6. For processing the payments,
7. For providing the report on downloads, payments etc.
Moreover, they pay apple, because they agreed so, when they brought their app to App Store.
And I probably miss something.
mindwaves said:I appreciate this man's work, but the MBP is an abomination, especially the 15''. Stop making the keys so flat (which is part of his design, form over function) and do something else on the keyboard that will add something that doesn't look like a giant slab of metal (the Touch Bar doesn't help at all also with this). Love your work on the new Mac Pro, though and the iPhone 4 and the iMacs.
I guess you version of 'something else' (you actually just complain, but do not offer the solution) is something what I probobly won't like.