Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 7th Jan 2011 18:00 UTC
Mac OS X Remember the good old days? The good old days when people cried loads of foul over the inconsistency in the Windows user interface? You know, applications deviating from the norm - with even Microsoft seemingly doing whatever pleased them? This was considered a huge problem, especially by those from the Macintosh and Apple camp. Oh, how the times have changed.
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iOS Will Eventually Replace OSX
by Paradigm_Shift on Fri 7th Jan 2011 18:40 UTC
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My prediction is that we are seeing the beginning of the end for OSX. Apple's App Store is a huge success for Apple in that they have complete control over what can be sold (and just as importantly what cannot be sold). They also get 30% of each and every sale.

By moving to iOS on the Macintosh line, Apple extends that control to all Apple devices, and expands their revenue base to cover applications that they historically have not received any revenue from. Take Adobe, Microsoft, and other ISVs that sell mid and high priced applications. Having control over those applications (to whatever degree Apple wishes to control them, including not approving them) gives Apple huge leverage. The icing on the cake for Apple is the 30% commission on each sale - practically free revenue for Apple.

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