Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 12th Dec 2012 23:18 UTC
Talk, Rumors, X Versus Y "Sources familiar with the ongoing negotiations between Apple and Microsoft tell AllThingsD that the companies are at loggerheads not over the 30 percent commission Apple asks of storage upgrade sales made through SkyDrive, but over applying that same commission to Office 365 subscriptions sold through Microsoft Office for iOS, which is expected to launch sometime next year." iOS could end up being the only mobile platform without Office.
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RE: Siding with MS
by MOS6510 on Thu 13th Dec 2012 08:15 UTC in reply to "Siding with MS"
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If you sell marine parts Apple doesn't pinch 30%. They don't make any money if you buy/sell stuff via the eBay app.

They want 30% of any transactions related to the app use. In this case it's Office 365 subscriptions. If you have an app that allows such a thing they must be able to purchased via the app, I agree this is user friendly, but then Apple takes 30%, which I think is less fair.

I think Apple can charge 30%, but to a certain maximum and that maximum should be rather minimal. They can charge what they want, but it should have some relation to costs, effort and a small profit margin.

It doesn't costs Apple anything more or less if someone does or doesn't subscribe to Office 365. Any percentage they take is pure profit.

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