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Apple heading for Supreme Court showdown over iOS App Store 'monopoly' gripe

Mr F&*king Grumpy

Cost argument doesn't make sense

The 30% that developers pay to Apple and _allegedly_ recoup includes distribution and (partial) marketing costs. If the App Store did not exist, or if there were alternative App Stores, the requirement and cost of designing, installing and maintaining a distribution system would not go away. I don't see much grounds for claiming that in a non App Store world consumer pricing would necessarily be lower... And small publishers would have severe problems getting any traction at all.

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