Why; OR Apple requests up to 30% from the app developers it hosts in the App Store for each app it sells.
It may not be blackmail, but if we are talking about independent iPhone software vendors or simply ISVs, the amount is quite large.
"There are app stores that have higher walls and much more inaccessible ports for accessing apps than anything in the [Windows] industry 20 years ago," says Smith.
Those who lived for decades saw how it worked Microsoft.
Let us all remember, in 1998 if you were selling computers, its senior vice president Microsoft of the equipment department, Joachim Kempin, gave you a headlock. If you were not promoting Windows the way you wanted to Microsoft and at the prices Kempin was asking for, you could not have Windows.
Also in 1998, its operating systems Microsoft operated on over 90% of all computers. You did not have Windows, you did not have customers.
Computer companies did not like it all, but the Microsoft made billions. So when web browsers became a big deal in the mid-1990s, Kempin came up with a new idea. Require all computer companies to have Internet Explorer on every copy of Windows 95 sold. Every computer also had to have the IE icon on every new Windows 95 machine.
Kempin was not the only one who helped in the fight against Netscape.
"We do not use Windows in terms of marketing. We are not using our power - that is, having a strong Windows distribution channel through OEMs. Allchin said he was "convinced" that Microsoft must utilize Windows to change the power balance in the browser market. "This is something Netscape does not have."
In 1995, Netscape, IE's main competitor, had 90% of the browser market. By 1997, IE had surpassed Netscape. By 1998, Netscape's market share had fallen to 28% and the fate of the major Web browser was doomed.
Yes, technically, the Microsoft lost in the antitrust dispute. But the initial decision Judge Thomas Penfield Jackson in June 2000 that the company had violated federal antitrust law and should have been punished did not go anywhere. President George W. Bush's DoJ has given up trying to punish her Microsoft and left her almost untouched.
By 2004, Netscape was dead. His password, however, would live on the Mozilla Foundation through Firefox.
OR Apple now:
Ever since its App Store launched Apple in 2008, the Apple strictly controls. If you want an app for your iPhone, you have no choice but to purchase it through the App Store. If you are an ISV, you have no choice but to sell your application through the App Store and Apple usually receives 30% on sales.
Why does the Microsoft;
30% is a cost for her Microsoft.If he wants to subscribe to Office 365 for your iPhone and iPad, you need to share a percentage with Apple. With any application that has an annual subscription, its commission Apple is at 30% of each subscription for the first year and then 15% for subsequent years.