IPhones with Fortnite installed spotted on eBay For Many Thousands of Euros

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  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    I've always wondered about the "These rules apply to everyone." part, in that does Amazon pay Apple 30% on every sale done through an iOS app?
     
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    cryohellinc Ancient Guru

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    Trash game + fools = perfect combo. This just can't get any better. Please buy it, buy it!
     
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    Someone will profit from this mess.
     
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    Loobyluggs Ancient Guru

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    No, would be my interpretation as it is not a subscription of a service but a portal to transactions post-install of the app, versus pre-install of the app up-front cost of actually purchasing the app itself. Additionally, as the app and the website and, all other portals, all have the exact same charge for goods, then there is no foul play.

    The big thing in the T's and C's for Apple is taking people elsewhere, but, as Amazon has existed before the App Store, and, one can buy Apple products at the App Store, no one really considers the two in competition with each other, or, to be undermining each other.

    But you are right; it is a fine line.
     
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    Thanks for the reply Looby!
     
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    To further elaborate on what @Loobyluggs said, I get the impression the line comes down to whether the store buys something that runs on iOS vs something completely unrelated to iOS. So, the Amazon app is ok because buying physical tangible items has nothing to do with Apple's ecosystem. The Epic Games Store being free yet allowing you to play games on your iOS device is a pretty egregious way of evading the App Store and cutting out Apple's profits, as well as their screening process (whether you prefer that or not).

    So, I would say the line is actually pretty well-defined. Whether you agree with where Apple drew that line or their greedy approach to their store is a whole other story.
     
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    Anyone still remembers Flappy bird ?
    Well, if you do, you'll find this amusing.
     
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    But then there's Spotify with a free and subscription tiered service, where the subscription gets the same 30% cut. Like, I understand why Apple takes a cut on App Store transactions because they maintain the service, vet the content and provide SDKs, workshops et al for free to developers. That does come at a cost.

    Still, the amount of trolling Epic is doing is great.
     
  10. Loobyluggs

    Loobyluggs Ancient Guru

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    Additionally, it does not allow you to take the person away from the iOS store, to another place on the internet (Apple ALWAYS want apps to keep the user on the device and not draw traffic away - that's a big thing to them, and I get it) They also do not allow you to sign up for 'prime' membership, or, any subscription service.

    They are allowed to show people prime membership benefits, but, they are not allowed to take subscription payments through the site.
     

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    We can see the natural selection of money ressources... Those with brain gain some and those without loose some. lol
     
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    I logged into Fortnite to play with my son yesterday and they rolled this before getting into the game:

     
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    The Apple cartel will take their cut of every transaction u do on an app other than for physical items. And if u sell that content (ie: an skin) to an Apple device user though other means they take u down (that's what epic did).
     
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    WOWO... Just shows the ignerdumbness of people these days.

    My new word I've coined... "Ignerdumb!"
     
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    what bothers me is how people this dumb have this kind of money, system is very broken...
     
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    Here's an example - dumb people, make lazy stupid content on youtube that takes 0 effort - example: "What I ate today" - 1 million views; meanwhile a well researched historical topic - 30 views.

    Guess who will make more cash? Exactly.
     
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    the company that will file a lawsuit cause the historian used for 0.762 seconds a picture that they have somehow copyrighted !
     
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    Yup, that happens as well. Sick modern society.
     
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    Many receive inheritances Born rich and are used to looking at everyone from a throne of financial arrogance.
     
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    Welp, time to sell my iPhone.
     

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