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hammeroftruth said:rorschachai said:JMaille said:Without that revenue Apple will have to change it's business models. Which means developer tools and interface access will be financed like on other platforms.
JMaille said:Without that revenue Apple will have to change it's business models. Which means developer tools and interface access will be financed like on other platforms.
I wonder if these people remember that before the iPhone, Apple charged $129 for Mac OS X upgrades, the Developer Program had multiple tiers that started at $500/year (there was a free option, but it didn't include access to the OS betas), and there certainly weren't a whole lot of great apps for less than $20-30.Apple's motive for its anticompetitive conduct was simple: Apple did not want its iOS Device-related revenue stream to end when a consumer bought an iOS Device, like it generally does when consumers purchase iMac and MacBook computers," the complaint reads. "So Apple concocted and maintained a plan to continue generating additional revenues over the entire useful life of every iOS Device it sold by cornering the distribution market for iOS applications and charging consumers an extra 30% for every app.
Now, the developer program is only $99, all software upgrades are free, and apps are considerably less expensive, not more.
They want Apple to spend billions developing and maintaining the ecosystem without which they wouldn't even have a business, and not recoup any of it.