Linked by fran on Tue 1st Feb 2011 23:09 UTC
Apple "Apple is further tightening its control of the App Store. Some application developers, including Sony, say Apple has told them they can no longer sell e-books within their apps unless the transactions go through Apple’s system. Apple rejected Sony's iPhone application, which would have let people buy and read e-books from the Sony Reader Store."
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Err Kindle?
by boyfarrell on Tue 1st Feb 2011 23:43 UTC
boyfarrell
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2008-12-11

Somebody please enlighten me, how can they say this to Sony and at the same time allow the Kindle App on iOS?

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RE: Err Kindle?
by Praxis on Wed 2nd Feb 2011 00:11 in reply to "Err Kindle?"
Praxis Member since:
2009-09-17

kindle app is just a front end to a browser, I think. The more alarming aspect is a statement that I read on Ars http://arstechnica.com/apple/news/2011/02/apple-responds-to-app-sto...

"We are now requiring that if an app offers customers the ability to purchase books outside of the app, that the same option is also available to customers from within the app with in-app purchase."

This seems like a change. Though Apple is so inconsistent and weird about their app store policys no one really knows what they are going to do until they actually do it. But if they does happen. Amazon and a lot of other retailers are going to be pissed. Very pissed

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RE[2]: Err Kindle?
by puelocesar on Wed 2nd Feb 2011 00:21 in reply to "RE: Err Kindle?"
puelocesar Member since:
2008-10-30

"kindle app is just a front end to a browser, I think"

Well, judging from the Kindle app I have, I seriously doubt that..

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RE[2]: Err Kindle?
by Shkaba on Wed 2nd Feb 2011 00:22 in reply to "RE: Err Kindle?"
Shkaba Member since:
2006-06-22

There is only one constant in Apple's practices: money grab. This change is all about levying app store tax on content. Nugh said, I say.

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