Apple App Store policy changes to skim 3rd party eBook sales

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Apple App Store policy changes to skim 3rd party eBook sales.

[newsimage]http://static.rankone.nl/images_posts/2011/02/OABe2n.jpg[/newsimage]Sony eReader owners won’t have an iPad or iPhones app for their devices any time soon, and iPad Kindle app users better enjoy the product while it lasts. This is thanks to a new App Store policy created by Apple to ensure that they get a cut of the revenue that competing eBook companies are generating through their iPhone and iPad apps. 


Read the full article here: [http://www.myce.com/news/apple-app-store-policy-changes-to-skim-3rd-party-ebook-sales-39491/](http://www.myce.com/news/apple-app-store-policy-changes-to-skim-3rd-party-ebook-sales-39491/)


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Um, the Times was wrong about this, or misunderstood the situation. Its not a new policy, Apple did not change anything. Even the title of this article is wrong, since no policy changed.

The rule has been there all along: apps that offer purchases elsewhere must support in-app purchases as well.

Sony didn’t abide by the rules. Is anyone surprised ?


#3

Typical corporate GREED!
And I should buy into this crap…Why?
I’ll stick to paper books thanks.


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[QUOTE=ivid;2573001]Um, the Times was wrong about this, or misunderstood the situation. Its not a new policy, Apple did not change anything. Even the title of this article is wrong, since no policy changed.

The rule has been there all along: apps that offer purchases elsewhere must support in-app purchases as well.

Sony didn’t abide by the rules. Is anyone surprised ?[/QUOTE]

Hmm… if it’s not new, then this is the first time they’re enforcing it. Now Rhapsody is throwing a fit over the same situation: http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9209861/Rhapsody_blasts_Apple_s_30_cut_from_in_app_subs.