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Angry publishers

The change has provoked widespread condemnation from content providers, who have called for an official investigation.

Following a meeting of around 60 European publishers on Thursday, the International Newspaper Marketing Association issued a statement warning: "publishers simply can't afford to invest in new technology, products and services when the platform charges them 30% of total revenue."

According to the Wall Street Journal, the United States Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is now examining whether Apple's plan breaches anti-trust rules.
Looks like the FTC may step in..
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Good. Screw Apple.
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About damn time...I hope. Otherwise. Damn Apple's got steep pockets to under the table like that.

Though, those devs could just BOYCOTT and jump ship to something else thus bringing Apple off it's cloud. But that's too much work for them to think of right?
     
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Anti-trust? Understatement of the year.

Apple: Effective immediately you can't publish apps that don't use the App store for all transactions. We will also be taking a 30% cut of every transaction. If you use any other form of transactions they must be more expensive than our system, even with the 30% cut we take.
    
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Apple is like North Korea. Going totally bonkers and trying to assert as much power(profit) as possible before their Glorious Leader dies.
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30%? Just to provide a location for people to find the app that you made? That's pretty outrageous. Although record companies do worse, and I wonder what percentage companies like MS take for Xbox Live Arcade games, or Sony for games on the PS Store?
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Hmm Apple never fails to give everyone and anyone around them a stiff one every once in a while.
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Wait till Apple charges to just have one of their products registered. Have an iPod? On top of iTunes, lets charge them money just to own it.
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Apple iPad $500 / xZoom $800, who do you think will win?

Apple has the customers completely locked to Apple Store...



Now they just want to lock the proprietors of software into paying them to list their software in the iOwnUStore...

Kudos to Apple for the ingenuity in greed...
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Apple deservers all these lawsuits.
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