Apple Trying To Run All Content Sales Through Its Own Sales System

from the that-might-not-go-over-so-well dept

Apple continues to make the iPhone/iPad app platform as obsessively controlled as possible. The latest are reports that Apple is starting to block other apps that sell content within their apps -- i.e., no more Kindle purchases on your iPad. The story is that Apple now wants all such purchases to go through Apple's cash register, so it gets a cut. Of course, that just seems like another opportunity for folks to seek out alternative solutions, such as via web apps, which Apple can't block. This seems like the sort of move that could backfire on Apple. It's no secret that the company likes to control such things, and to force everything through its own gateway and payment systems (where it gets to take a cut), but if it keeps doing things like that it's going to piss off an awful lot of potentially useful partners.

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    Anonymous Coward, 2 Feb 2011 @ 4:30am

    Re: Is it no surprise?

    my mac runs BSD and i've been using ported linux as well as newly crafted open source programs on OSX since 1.0 (which sucked, a lot, btw. 1.1 was at least stable...)

    iPhone =\= all of Apple

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