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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RE[6]: Not surprising, really!
by Athlander on Fri 29th Jul 2011 20:53 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Not surprising, really!"
Athlander
Member since:
2008-03-10

The whole thing is a little like Microsoft demanding a cut for every spreadsheet I save in Excel or report I typed in Word.


But if those are the terms & conditions for using Excel, then you have to adhere to those terms & conditions if you wish to use Excel.

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Laurence Member since:
2007-03-26


But if those are the terms & conditions for using Excel, then you have to adhere to those terms & conditions if you wish to use Excel.

Where in Apple's T&C's does it say that you cannot link to your own website in your own application?

Besides, terms and conditions cannot override law.
If Apples T&Cs are stifling fair competition then Apple should be held accountable.

Edited 2011-07-31 09:59 UTC

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fmaxwell Member since:
2005-11-13


Where in Apple's T&C's does it say that you cannot link to your own website in your own application?

11.14 Apps can read or play approved content (specifically magazines, newspapers, books, audio, music, and video) that is subscribed to or purchased outside of the app, as long as there is no button or external link in the app to buy the approved content. Apple will not receive any portion of the revenues for approved content that is subscribed to or purchased outside of the app

Besides, terms and conditions cannot override law.
If Apples T&Cs are stifling fair competition then Apple should be held accountable.

Apple is distributing their competitor's apps, and all they ask is a cut for in-app sales!

Amazon is stifling fair competition. Is Amazon distributing an Apple iBooks app to Kindle owners, allowing them to buy from the iTunes store? Are they distributing Barnes and Noble's app? Are they distributing Kobo's e-reader app? Where's your anger over that? Where is your anger that Amazon is using their Kindle to monopolize ebook sales to Kindle customers?

Face it: This isn't about logic or reason with you. It's all about your hatred of Apple.

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