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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Apple is out of line
by kpatrix on Thu 13th Dec 2012 12:14 UTC
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According to Apples terms, they get the 30% perpetually for all future purchases also. So let's say I have a small to medium business with one employee who uses an iPad and everyone else uses either surface or a nexus 10. After I purchase an app through Apples AppStore, all other purchases made for other platforms also give Apple 30%.
These purchases are in no way related to Apple, but still, because at on time I used an Apple product, they will profit from me anytime I make in app purchases on other platforms.
This is milking other developers in ways that cost the consumer. These developers have to add that 30% cut for Apple into the price we are charged.
No thank you Apple, I will not be doing business with you, especially seeing as how you block developers from updating apps in order to bully them into agreeing to your terms.
There are benefits to a closed system, but these benefits are outweighed when the system abuses it's power.

Edited 2012-12-13 12:25 UTC

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