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Alternative App Store payment service in holding pattern, waiting for Apple to changeThere may well be ‘a demand from developers to work with customers away from Apple's ecosystem‘ but there is next to zero demand from Apple’s customers for this.
We appreciate things like all subscriptions in one place, Apple’s dedication to improving privacy, not selling our data to all potential buyers, etc., etc.
And those that do not already have a choice to get a phone with access to multiple app stores (and thereby alternative payment systems).
All agreeable comments so far, (wonder where the trolls are hiding) this is indeed a parasite trying to make money of the hard work of others for doing very little themselves. And biting the hand that feeds is a fitting description for these devs that make money from the App Store but think they shouldn’t need to pay Apple - they apparently have no idea how things worked before iPhone and App Store.
Peloton could be bought by Apple to boost healthcare initiativesActually a better option I feel would be a joint purchase by Apple & Nike.
Apple could effectively have the fitness instructors and the subscribers and Nike have the hardware which should be a doddle to integrate into Apple Fitness (at least future versions of the hardware), given Apple and Nike’s current, long standing, relationship with the Nike Apple Watch and trainers that link to iPods and iPhones etc.
Of course Apple might have to sweeten the deal for Nike otherwise Nike might think it worth trying to keep them subscribers for themselves, but that’s a much bigger risk than the above idea with Peloton’s current trajectory..
If I had any influence at either company I would be suggesting it that way. Either going alone with it would be unnecessarily large risk. Except of course if they don’t, Amazon probably will..