I personally think Apple and Google need to both open up their platforms completely so users can install software from anywhere. Obviously when this whole thing started it was such a luxury item that yeah, no need for "regulation" or whatever you want to call it.What's your take Doc?
Ok. So according to the hearing, even MS, Sony and Nintendo charge the exact same royality fees as Apple. So the question becomes, why should Epic be "exempt" while they have no problem with Sony, MS, and Nintendo?I think Apple is 100% wrong on this one. I don't know if they will lose (probably not) but I think with all the anti competitive stuff going on in the EU and here as well ... it's only a matter of time before Apple is forced to allow people to install whatever they want on iPhones. Their power over other businesses in that area is frightening.
Ok. So according to the hearing, even MS, Sony and Nintendo charge the exact same royality fees as Apple. So the question becomes, why should Epic be "exempt" while they have no problem with Sony, MS, and Nintendo?
Yea, I get what you are saying. Basically you think Apple makes enough money as it is and shouldn't scrap to get more money just because. But I would say that MS is in the same boat only because they don't need to make xbox in order to thrive. MS Windows is also essential (as you mentioned) to the world. Sony? Well, yea I guess you can pay them since they struggle anyway. Nintendo also could get paid.
Yea, I hear ya. So if they are very important to the economy and that's a disadvantage for other companies, what would you like to see that could bring them in parity with other companies or do you think that's too late?So that's my personal point. I think iOS and Android are now basically "essential to the world" much like Windows. It's not that they just make enough so they don't deserve more. To me it's more about control over others. Apple and Google simply shouldn't have authoritarian powers over other companies. There are so many "mobile only" companies out there, all Apple has to do is ban their app, and the company is done. Finished. And the thing is, Apple customers are shown to pay much better, so in a way iOS IS the most important mobile platform out there.
So just to reiterate, nothing to do with money. Everything to do with importance to our economy, freedom, and control.
BTW, seem to see a lot of familiar NG names around here.