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Discussion on: Could Apple Be Forced to Reduce App Store Fees?

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Rene Padillo 🇵🇭 • Edited

I love my Macbook Pro and my iPhone, I just appreciate Apple's decision on making their ecosystem stable and secure.

But in regards to the App Store fees, I think Apple is belittling their other customer which are the developers.

Have they ever thought to themselves that if all of a sudden all developers will stop publishing apps for their platform will greatly affect their revenue?

sure they can always pay other developers to build for them but would it be a boring ecosystem without competition? and without competition there's no innovation?

I hope Apple will think deeply on their current decision, because right now they might think they are superior, but they under estimated with what the open-source has achieved in these past couple of years and we can see that Microsoft is adopting the principles in to their business and it seems going pretty well for them.

So I think they should have to think about that long term and hear the feedbacks from us devs.

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Ben Sinclair

Have they ever thought to themselves that if all of a sudden all developers will stop publishing apps for their platform will greatly affect their revenue?

I imagine this has been discussed, but they won't think it's going to happen. And it probably won't. There isn't an alternative to the App Store that's usable for most users and if there were, Apple could keep releasing updates that disabled or hampered it.

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Rene Padillo 🇵🇭

yeah. that's what I also thought. It's their house their rules anyways, so it's only up to use if we play by their rules or move elsewhere.

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Nir Lanka ニル

I feel Apple is relying on Stockholm syndrome a bit too much 😑

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Seanmclem

Yeah, the truth is that once you go through all of the effort and time and programming required to make sure that Apple gets their cut so that they'll accept your app - you feel almost a blind loyalty to their platform because you've taken the time to figure it out and understand it.

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Guney Ozsan

Considering itunes and xcode, apple should never be allowed to develop any consumer app ever. This would look like reverting all web pages to fancy 90's.