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I might like nothing greater than to write down extra about visionOS immediately, however there was some extra important information introduced earlier this week. Apple’s announcement of court-mandated adjustments to the foundations permitting hyperlinks to exterior websites with various buy strategies.
I will not cowl the small print right here, as I am certain you’ve got already seen them. If not, Michael Tsai, as at all times, has an glorious abstract of the announcement and reactions. I’ll give a few ideas, although.
Apple has been clear about the way it sees this challenge for a number of years. I keep in mind Tim Cook dinner mentioning the issue of amassing a 27% price exterior the App Retailer buy course of when he was in court docket throughout the Epic trial in 2021, then once more when courts within the Netherlands dominated on courting apps in 2022, so there is no excuse for being stunned. After all, it is a a lot larger deal now the further guideline applies within the US.
My view stays the identical as I’ve written many occasions earlier than. You may learn my ideas the final time this challenge got here up in Concern 544’s remark, and I will even quote my conclusion from that challenge:
I’ve stated this earlier than too, however I’d assist a much bigger rethink of how the App Retailer works. A shake-up that focuses on downloads and utilization greater than taking a proportion reduce of economic transactions. One which makes certain that the most important corporations on this planet, who get large worth from the platform, pay one thing as an alternative of nothing. I do not know what that mannequin appears like, however I can solely actually see adjustments of that magnitude placing an finish to this present state of affairs.
I’d write the identical immediately.
I do know nothing and am glad I don’t have to repair these issues. Nevertheless, it looks like my prediction that making the smallest attainable concession after each judgment will solely make issues worse is coming true. Each transfer brings a lot unfavorable consideration and extra scrutiny. So, I’ll shut this remark the identical means I closed my remark in Concern 544:
As it’s, that is going to go on and on, and the inevitable result’s a large number.