Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Apple's Arrogance Reaches New Levels: Subscriptions Apps Through ITunes

And the latest arrogance from AAPL: Apple is saying that if publishers want to sell digital newspapers and magazines for the iPhone and iPad, they must give customers the option of paying through its iTunes store, for which AAPL receives a 30% cut on sales!

“All we require is that, if a publisher is making a subscription offer outside of the app, the same (or better) offer be made inside the app,” Apple Chief Executive Officer Steve Jobs (on medical leave!)

Also Apple recently rejected Sony Corp.'s e-book reader app for the iPhone because it doesn't give people the chance to buy books without leaving the app for a website.

The company is becoming the old arrogant MSFT, which half the world used to hate, and they made rivers of money on the other captive half.

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