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  • Apple slapped with patent lawsuit over iPhone security features

    Yet another sign that there are way too many law schools and obviously not nearly enough ethics courses required
  • South Korean legislation could force external payment options onto App Store

    Maintaining the App Store and the servers, as well as continuing to develop better tools for the app developers to use to make apps for the iPhone is magically free.  Neither is maintaining a safe and secure payment method for consumers.  Reviewing apps to weed out scams, malware, and apps that rip off other apps, isn’t free either.  This “Coalition would like us to think that all apple is doing is charging 30% just to be on the iPhone.  They want us to forget all that entails to keep the App Store safe and secure and continuing to develop better APIs
  • South Korean legislation could force external payment options onto App Store

    Notice Epic only dropped their pricing from $9.99 to $7.99. That is 20%.  They cry about apple taking 30%, and go try to go around them and only discount by 20%.  
    Not one single but if this BS is about the consumers, nor is it legitimately pushed by us consumers.  This is phallus measuring by corporate CEO’s and they are trying to run one of the biggest scams.  The consumer is significantly safer with only 1 payment, not multiple app stores, or multiple payment systems.  I certainly have no desire to have my credit card info in the hands of any developer.  I would rather they focused their energy and time on making better apps, than making sure their payment system was secure.  How many payment systems databases have been hacked??? I haven’t seen one story involving apples payment system being hacked and exposing sensitive user information.  The CEOs and Council for App Fairness is an utter farce and only represents the CEOs of the large companies in reality.  I wish these politicians would get clue.  
  • Secret party app Vybe Together says App Store ban was 'political'

    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
  • Head EU antitrust regulator wants Apple to allow alternate app stores

    Riiight.  So, you think that a company which develops the hardware, and operating system, as well as API’s and other software that the companies use to develop apps, should be forced to let another company, that didn’t spend anything on developing any of these, to be able to open up an App Store for the first company’s product, and charge other companies, which use the first companies software to build apps for the first companies device?  Wouldn’t that hurt the small companies?  Because in that scenario, the first company would have to still recoup some of their money spent on R&D of the APIs and other software used to build the apps for their product, so they would no longer to be able to provide that for free to users not using their App Store.  Way too many people are totally ignoring all the time and money that Apple puts into the developer tools, the money it costs to keep updating and improving the App Store, as well as hosting the apps, allowing users to download the apps from Apple, maintaining the servers and powering them with renewable energy, and providing users with one safe place to pay for apps and subscriptions, instead of multiple places which are less safe than Apple.  No thank you!  Following this logic, why don’t we also let anyone who thinks they are good at the game operation practice medicine, and let them compete with physicians who have spent years and hundreds of thousands of dollars studying to become physicians?  
     xyzzy-xxx said:
    That's the right thing, users should be able to choose.
    I don't think it would harm Apple really hard, but it would bring freedom to the platform.
    When Apple allows third party app stores, it could be done with maintaining the iOS security model (only app review is done by another company).