[LINK] Apple is turning into the evil empire

Brendan brendansweb at optusnet.com.au
Thu Mar 10 12:26:24 AEDT 2011

On 03/10/2011 12:05 PM, Ivan Trundle wrote:
> 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).

It's a distribution mechanism for that "other" material (ie it has no effect on the production of the material, but once produced, they use it as another option). 

>> 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.

Yes, sorry, "read it somewhere last week". Let me have a look....

Ah, here we go:
Hawkins told CNN that on average, the App Store earns publishers "$4,000 per application. Do you see a problem with that? That doesn't even pay for a really good foosball table," he told the audience from his conference panel post.


It's per application, rather than per developer.  


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