Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 20th Oct 2010 19:02 UTC
Apple So, Apple held its usual autumn press get-together just now, and after a few rather uninspiring ones (to me, at least), they finally managed to blow me away, with the new MacBook Air (especially the 11.6" variant). They also gave a sneak peek at Mac OS X 10.7 Lion, which has... An App Store. An App Store Apple is going to open on Snow Leopard within 90 days.
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RE[2]: But it's so pretty John
by Nelson on Thu 21st Oct 2010 16:36 UTC in reply to "RE: But it's so pretty John"
Nelson
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And what does iTunes, the App Store, etc. drive sales of? OSX and iOS .. so to imply they're not profiting from their lock in strategy is ridiculous.

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Maybe viewed in isolation, if Apple ONLY made the App Store or iTunes and DIDN'T make iOS or OSX .. then maybe what you said would be a passable excuse, but like Neolander said, they profit from nearly every possible angle in their ecosystem.

Apple makes money hand over fist by limiting choice. There's nothing wrong with that, some people like the consistent experience it gives, me being one of them, but let's be intellectually honest here.

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