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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And how would Amazon treat Apple? Do you really think that Amazon would let Apple create a bookstore on their Kindle with links back to Apple so that Amazon got zero profit on books bought through an iBook for Amazon store?

If you think they would, I have ocean front property in Iowa that I'd love to sell you.

What about Google? Would they start letting Apple place ads on Google pages that Apple gets paid for but not Google?

If you do, I'll sell you more of the waterfront land in Iowa.

Way to try and create a straw man argument there. The fact is these same apps are available on Android, so we know exactly how Google would react in the same situation. It's quite different than the path Apple chose.

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