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?

Durr, last I checked the Kindle's an ebook reader & not a general-purpose tablet or smartphone that runs 3rd party apps.

Oh, and I hate to break it to you, but Amazon will happily sell you an iPad and they don't seem to care that they don't get a cut of any "iBook" sales that happen as a result.

What about Google?

What about them? I doubt they'd give two shits if Apple decided to release a fullblown Android version of the iTunes store... or hell, a version OF Android with the iTunes store integrated into it. A far cry from the "waaaah, it's our sandbox and we're going to tweak the rules endlessly so we get our way" BS that Apple loves.

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

Probably not... too bad that isn't at all analogous to Apple's actions here. Clearly you started that paragraph to make a comparison with Android, then realized how badly Apple would look in that comparison, and posted some non-sequitur BS about ads instead.

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

Oh, hyuck, hyuck, hyuck. Don't quit your day job, Chuckles.

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