Re: Games potential?
I do t understand the big deal about this. There are many devices that are designed to work with iOS that are sold from the manufacturer's website, or even in a store, but have a free app in Apple's App Store. This is nothing to write an article about.
Apple tax, Microsoft tax, Google tax and Blackberry tax. It's not a tax. What's with you people? Don't you think that every store out there is entitled to make a profit on what they sell? Laurianne, from your position here, you shouldn't have it thought that you are naive enough to not understand that.
And brick and mortar stores can get as much as a 45% cut of sales. 30% is quite mild.
Just understand that Apple's App Store has never sold hardware, and so this is the only way to do it. When GE sells a $500,000 medical scanner, and gives the app that interacts with it away for free on Apple's App Store, are they trying to avoid Apple's "tax" by not selling the hardware there too? Silly. Do you talk about the Google tax, or is anything that sounds even faintly critical of Google off limits, as it seems to be for most publications, while Apple is eager game for them.