[LINK] Apple is turning into the evil empire

Ivan Trundle ivan at itrundle.com
Thu Mar 10 12:05:19 AEDT 2011

On 10/03/2011, at 11:34 AM, Brendan wrote:

> I also don't buy the argument that iTunes supports a burgeoning ecosystem.  

The published growth figures would suggest otherwise - for apps and other material (don't forget music, videos, etc).

> Apparently, the return per developer is about $5,000, so it's not economics which is motivating it. 

Source for this snippet of information? Apple don't release either the number of developers, or the income derived per developer.

And at the launch of the App Store, 25% of apps were free - which skews the economic advantage for those who do.

Ivan Trundle
http://itrundle.com ivan at itrundle.com ph 0418 244 259

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