Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 26th Jul 2011 21:14 UTC
Apple Petty Apple is petty. Amazon, Kobo, and others have changed their applications to conform to Apple's App Store rules, and if there's one word that describes the situation these booksellers are in, it's petty. Still, it's leading to good things: Kobo has announced it's going to bypass the App Store by writing an HTML5 e-reader for iOS (and thus, for other HTML5-capable mobile devices).
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WorknMan
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What about Google? Would they start letting Apple place ads on Google pages that Apple gets paid for but not Google?


Well, I don't believe Google places the same kind of restrictions on their app store that Apple does, in that they don't demand that all apps MUST have purchases done inside the app so that Google gets a cut. So yeah, in this case, Apple is the more 'evil' of the two.

The author of this piece is right... the ones that suffer the most from this is iOS users, which is really dumb, when you consider that app developers are just removing purchasing options altogether (as opposed to paying the Apple tax), so it's not like Apple is going to accomplish anything out of this, except pissing off its customers.

Edited 2011-07-26 23:29 UTC

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