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Apple’s Opening Arguments Slideshow [pdf] (documentcloud.org)
11 points by wude935 46 days ago | hide | past | favorite | 4 comments

Could you imagine if all telcos asked Apple for a 30% cut from all it's 30% cuts for network infrastructure maintenance?

Whether or not Apple likes it, iOS is critical infrastructure. If you want to make a device that a large portion of developed nations use, you're going to have to deal with the consequence of having people wanting it to be an open platform.

Operating systems are the infrastructure of the Internet. Just charge a fair fee for the App Store (based on usage/costs), allow alternate methods of side-loading apps, and of this will go away without substantive increases to privacy and security violations.

If they allow side loading, the market will take care of the rest.

The chart on page 16 blew me away. I know people give Apple a hard time for taking such a large cut - but it seems the be the industry standard.

It's incredibly misleading because it simply omits every marketplace which takes a smaller cut, such as the Windows store's new 0% cut.

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