Epic to pull Fortnite: Save the World from Mac over 'App Store Tax' dispute with Apple

jonny888

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Also seems like like your ego is hurt and you're lashing out, maybe chill out a bit bud, the guys just trying to strike a conversation.
Nothing to do with ego mate. Just don't accuse of me of making an argument I didn't make and then try to counter it :p Easy. Keeps the discussion focussed.

If it's anti-developer it is also anti-consumer, even if the developer simply opts to reduce profits in order to pay Apple's fee, that fee will still have an effect on the overall market (App Store) which in turn affects the consumer. Seems like you're working backwards from your conclusions which results in logical fallacy.
Maybe I'm just the wrong type of consumer then. I can't remember the last time I spent anything above £1 on an app store. Even then, I certainly didn't feel hard done by, nor felt that the service being offered was substantially worse or lacking. So I'm not really seeing how the consumer is losing out here. As long as the devs are making enough money to turn a profit and people are still able and willing to pay the prices being asked, it all seems like working as intended to me.

Sure, I wouldn't shed any tears for Apple if they lowered their cut. But your point is merely favouring other companies over Apple. If Apple lower their app margins, surely that will negatively affect Apple consumers when Apple charge more for their other services to make up the deficit (according to your logic). You're just shifting the costs around. I also think you're dreaming if you think most companies are benevolent enough to pass any savings onto the customer. That's just extra profit going to their shareholders instead of Apple shareholders. I guess that's great if you like their shareholders more? But means little to most.
 

Featherawr

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Nothing to do with ego mate. Just don't accuse of me of making an argument I didn't make and then try to counter it :p Easy. Keeps the discussion focussed.



Maybe I'm just the wrong type of consumer then. I can't remember the last time I spent anything above £1 on an app store. Even then, I certainly didn't feel hard done by, nor felt that the service being offered was substantially worse or lacking. So I'm not really seeing how the consumer is losing out here. As long as the devs are making enough money to turn a profit and people are still able and willing to pay the prices being asked, it all seems like working as intended to me.

Sure, I wouldn't shed any tears for Apple if they lowered their cut. But your point is merely favouring other companies over Apple. If Apple lower their app margins, surely that will negatively affect Apple consumers when Apple charge more for their other services to make up the deficit (according to your logic). You're just shifting the costs around. I also think you're dreaming if you think most companies are benevolent enough to pass any savings onto the customer. That's just extra profit going to their shareholders instead of Apple shareholders. I guess that's great if you like their shareholders more? But means little to most.
I don't even know why I bother having debates with people over the Internet, seems like 99% of people's minds are read-only.