Is Apple's App Store Greedy?
dbrown 2 years ago
Apple has won praise for the ease of use of their app store for iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad. They have extended this functionality to the Mac by creating a similar app store for OSX. While this is a great way for smaller developers to have their software discovered by consumers, it also seems a bit greedy, since Apple charges 30% of the sales cost to the developer for maintaining the app store. Recently, publishers complained that the 30% charge on subscription sales was exhorbitant, (say, for a magazine app like Wired or Time) so Apple backed down. Is this pricing just a sign of Apple's greed or are they pushing the software distribution model in ways they never had with the iTunes music store?
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