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  • Apple Pay limit to increase to GBP 100 from October 15 in UK

    I buy groceries every 2 weeks, and I'm over the limit of $250 each time. So I can never pay with Apple Pay since the limit in Canada is $250. I've asked the merchants about the limit and they say it's not them. I went to my bank and they say it's not them. The only remaining party it could be is the credit card or debit card company. At least it was raised to $250 a few months ago from $100.

    So every time I'm over the limit I have to use a PIN with my credit card or debit card, which is less secure than Apple Pay which uses biometrics. Go figure.
    PetrolDavejony0
  • Apple agrees to make key App Store changes, create $100M fund to settle developer lawsuit

    I think there is a novel way Apple could totally win the fight over third party app stores with their own payment system. At time of sale, Apple could let the customer (of any device: AppleTV, Mac, iPhone, iPad) choose between one of these two options:

    (1) a third party app store with alternate payment systems (but no Apple App store and no Apple software offered through the third party app stores);
    (2) a modified OS which had no app store at all, but all software from Apple was free (or maybe not free.) This option doesn't mean "no additional software" because software vendors could allow Apple to rebrand their software as Apple software. So for example you could easily have "Apple Fortnite" if whoever makes Fortnite made a deal with Apple.

    This way people can choose what they want: a walled garden or a free-for-all. I'm not really sure which way most customers would go. I for one would choose the walled garden with free Apple software. I would tell my friends and family I wouldn't support them if they bought the free-for-all version.

    How could anyone argue against this? The people who demand "freedom" get 100% what they want, and the people who want security and simplicity get 100% what they want. Everyone wins, and yet somehow I think everyone is going to call me insane here, including Tim Cook. So I won't come back here to read what people are saying about me.
    Detnator
  • Classic Mac game 'Myst' comes to Apple Silicon

    Side note: I don't know how much Cyan stands to make from this, but assuming they stand to make over $1m on it since the UE port, a chunk of what you're paying will go to Unreal (Epic Games.) I know
    some people here are... bitter or put off by that. (I'm not, but if you're not aware...)

    I opened this article intending to buy it, then when I read they aren't selling it on the Apple app store, I changed my mind. 

    But I don't "feel bitter," I just feel sorry for them. They don't want money.

    What's wrong with Steam? It's a far better place to buy games than the Mac App Store. 
    I didn't say anything was "wrong" with Steam. If you want to use it, go ahead. I support Steam's right to exist (although there really is no such right.) The question is why isn't Myst available on the Apple app store. Why won't they sell it to me? How many sales do you think Myst is losing? I don't have to use every and any app store that exists. How many app stores are there, by the way? How many app stores do you want me to install?

    It's not my job to accommodate game sellers. They should be accommodating me. In fact, they sell Myst on 19 different OS platforms. That proves they know how to accommodate customers.  But they won't accommodate me by selling it on the official Apple app store? Why are they so inconsistent in terms of accommodating their customers? It's especially ironic since the Myst game was originally developed on Apple computers and users on Apple computers were also their only customers. And now we get this slap in the face.
    DAalsethwatto_cobra
  • Classic Mac game 'Myst' comes to Apple Silicon

    Side note: I don't know how much Cyan stands to make from this, but assuming they stand to make over $1m on it since the UE port, a chunk of what you're paying will go to Unreal (Epic Games.) I know
    some people here are... bitter or put off by that. (I'm not, but if you're not aware...)

    I opened this article intending to buy it, then when I read they aren't selling it on the Apple app store, I changed my mind. 

    But I don't "feel bitter," I just feel sorry for them. They don't want money.

    watto_cobra
  • South Korea likely to pass prohibitive app store legislation on Wednesday, report says

    In the long run this is a huge win for Apple and Google, because they now have the opportunity to pull their business (at least their app store businesses) out of South Korea (the moment the new law takes effect) and show the world the consequences of what happens when governments make a 25% profit level and free enterprise illegal.

    Of course, if Apple and Google don't pull out, then it's a loss for them, because their 30% fee (which is probably a 20-25% profit level for that service) on services will collapse worldwide. But Apple and Google need to appear that they aren't happy about this development. And baed on what I read in this article, they appear unhappy.

    I don't expect a single human being to see it my way, so I'm not planning to come back here to see everyone calling me a fool. And I don't expect to be hailed as a prophet if Apple and Google do exactly as I'm suggesting. I'm glad Biden and the US government is so anti-big-tech, it means these events are more likely to happen. I am so excited about this news, and I suspect the top people in Apple and Google feel privately the same.
    DAalsethbaconstangAppleUfmyI