jdreyer wrote on Aug 25, 2020, 15:22:
Kxmode wrote on Aug 25, 2020, 13:25:The question isn't "Should Apple have the ability to charge for it's services." Sweeney knows he's in the wrong, but he's making a larger point: "Should Apple be allowed to so dominate the market that they can charge 30%." We have anti-trust laws for a reason. Sweeney is trying to shame the government into action, or the threat of action.
Sluggabed wrote on Aug 25, 2020, 13:13:
How much cash is enough for these F$%*rs, seriously Apple piss off
When a developer lives under Apple's house, they play by Apple's rules. If Epic doesn't like it, they can start a competing AppStore platform. Oh, and while they're at it, Epic should make third-party apps exclusive to anger Apple and Android gamers.
Apple should be allowed to charge for its platform and services. It doesn't matter the percentage Apple charges. It's their platform. Further, this is not an anti-trust situation. A genuine anti-trust case would be if Apple actively tried to prevent Google from developing Android or Valve went against Epic with their store. People keep misunderstanding what anti-trust is. Apple created its IOS platform, and so it is their prerogative to decide how people use it. If a company like Epic doesn't like the rules, they should do the capitalist thing and create a competing platform. They did so with their Game Store against Valve. Microsoft put in the work and now owns a sizeable percentage of the western console market, Valve put in the work and now dominate PC gaming, and Apple and Google put in the work, and now they dominate the app market. My gripe against Epic is that they are sitting on mountains of money and want to own a market, but they don't want to put in the work and expense. Their Games Store is a perfect example of attempting to bypass YEARS of hard work to get to the front of the line.This comment was edited on Aug 25, 2020, 17:47.
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