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darkvader said:Good.It's MY iPhone, not Apple's iPhone. I should be able to load apps from any source I choose.
Someone said Apple should not be saying that Apple paid developers $200B, but rather that developers paid Apple $70B.
Actually, neither is true. Consumers paid $270B and divided the money as roughly $200B and $70B to the two parties. And as a consumer, who is paying both of them, I'm happy with how my money is being divided.
Kara Swisher is wrong when she says it’s only for security and privacy that Apple has an exclusive App Store. It’s also to get financial compensation for all the products and two dozen services Apple provides related to the App Store.If there are multiple app stores, who don’t give Apple the same 30% cut, then Apple will lose its profit for all of those two dozen services.The only thing I blame Apple for is not putting up a decent fight against these lunatics who want something for nothing.As I’ve been saying all alone here for two years, some jurisdiction will ban Apple’s 30% fee and then Apple will need to remove all app stores from that market. And this will happen because Apple doesn’t want to put up a fight.
foregoneconclusion said:without having the added complication of developing phones/tablets and a mobile operating system as well.