“Some App developers may think Korea will lead to lower or no app store commissions everywhere, but that goal will prove elusive.” — Friend-of-the-blog Thomas H. Williams
Lifted from a comment posted Wednesday on “After the courts break Apple’s grip on the App Store… what’s next?”
I don’t see major changes across many nations in App Store payments coming this year. Korea will be more of proving ground for a 3rd party payment link, perhaps.
Some App developers may think Korea will lead to lower or no app store commissions everywhere, but that goal will prove elusive. There will be costs to create an alternative, profit to the developer/banker responsible for the alt payment path and likely delays in app owners getting their cut from a new system.
None of those involved can match the expertise, efficiency & finances Cupertino brings to the table. Furthermore, ongoing legal costs will drain the coffers of challengers like Epic Games’ Mr. Sweeney.
Apple will not cease and desist, ever.
Wal-Mart, EMART, Lotte Mart, Sainsbury’s and Amazon won’t sit back and let their payments and commissions get decimated by third parties either. Store owners, virtual or physical, reach for big guns when somebody sticks a hand in their cash register.
My take: Well-crafted comments always welcome at Apple 3.0.