Articles Archive for Author Dirk Digler
An article “Apple Moves to Tighten Control of App Store“ published in The New York Times suggests that Apple may be changing its business model with an emphasis on selling content.
After paying for a piece of hardware are consumers going to be frustrated by their inability to use the device in the manner in which they see fit? Recently Apple rejected Sony’s iPhone application, which would have allowed people to buy and read e-books bought from the Sony Reader Store and thereby compete with Apple’s iTunes offering.
Applications developers, including Sony, are being told that they can no longer sell content, like e-books, within their applications, or let customers have access to purchases they have made outside the App Store, something which it didn’t use to do.