Linked by fran on Tue 1st Feb 2011 23:09 UTC
Apple "Apple is further tightening its control of the App Store. Some application developers, including Sony, say Apple has told them they can no longer sell e-books within their apps unless the transactions go through Appleā€™s system. Apple rejected Sony's iPhone application, which would have let people buy and read e-books from the Sony Reader Store."
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Is anyone surprised by this?
by alcibiades on Wed 2nd Feb 2011 08:51 UTC
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This is vintage Apple stuff. Its about two things. One thing is controlling what the customer does. What Apple wants is total control over what you do with your Apple appliance. What network you use, what apps you use, what you see or read or buy.

The second thing its about is using this control to extract a percentage of all your spending which is in any way related to that device. Hardware, software, media.

We will move by slow incremental steps to the end goal of preventing any user of any Apple product from installing any application except through the app store, and preventing any Apple user from buying or reading or viewing anything on the Apple Index.

These people are fascists dressed as Walt Disney 1955. And people think its 'cool' and about preserving the user experience! Amazing.

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