6373Re: [wpmac] Re:[OT] Long an Upstart, Apple Plays New Role: Goliath (NY Times)
- Jun 25, 2010Well, a lot, actually.
On the iP_____'s specifically, by keeping Flash off the devices, they have
killed a *TON* of competition.
Who would buy episodes of "The Office" from the iTunes store, if they could
fire up Hulu and watch them for free?
Who would pay 99� for a game (1/2 or 1/3 of which goes to Apple, not the
developers) when the *exact same game* is free online in Flash?
Who would get an iAd supported game (all the money goes to Apple) if the
exact same game is free online Flash?
Or a very similar game is online for free in Flash.... One of the biggest
games for the iP___s has been Fieldrunners - Desktop Tower Defense has been
free online for years - but it is in Flash.
How much money do you think Apple will make from the Farmville app?
Farmville is free and full-featured in Flash online.
All these things that are free in Flash are for sale, or Apple iAd supported
in the App Store / iTunes. The App Store is a MULTI-MILLION (if not
BILLION) dollar business.
Now, all these things still hold true on a Mac with a crashing Flash. If
Hulu crashes my MacBook - I might break down and buy that episode on iTunes.
If Pandora is stuttering, I might buy some mp3s from iTunes instead.
They have a *LOT* to gain. Millions and millions of dollars.
- Chad W Smith
On Fri, Jun 25, 2010 at 3:32 PM, Frank Mitchell <fmitchel@...> wrote:
> Hello Chad
> >IMHO - it's Apple's fault.
> >It wouldn't surprise me one bit if Apple is purposefully sabotaging Flash.
> So what do you think Apple might expect to gain from that?
> Saw on TV today that one of our illustrious senators is suggesting that
> the oil spill might have been deliberately caused by Obama.
> -- Frank Mitchell, Scottsdale, Arizona
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