This is a discussion on Subscription services within the iPad General Discussions forums, part of the Apple iPad Discussions category; Originally Posted by Thphilli Skimmed through it and there was too much bias to say that its worth a read. Just one example, they call ...
I also don't see this as Apple "correcting a problem" - I see this as Apple just noticing the cash cow which, until now, has been quietly grazing in the corner and instead of patiently milking it every day... They're going to slaughter it...
I can understand Apple wanting to get some revenue from companies who are fully exploiting their devices, but I think this is an exceptionally bad way to go about it.
Um how would we be paying more if it were not for apple? I used to download all my music from walmart.com and it was .88 so I dont know where you got that from but it is so not true at all. I agree with some of the others, in the long run, it is us who will get screwed and end up paying more for what we already have.
Oh and for the record I really dont think Steve jobs in hurting for money, I mean c-mon already give me a break with the poor apple oh no they are not making enough money. We could only dream of having as much money as apple!
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Not everyone has to agree with your point of views, but at some point they need to accept Them!
Last edited by Thphilli; 02-19-2011 at 12:30 PM.
That article does have some very illuminating points.Originally Posted by DaveSt
Do I understand it correctly, that Amazon charges both publishers and customers for downloading ebooks onto the Kindle? Because I always pay £1.5 for the delivery, so I was rather surprised to read that publishers have to pay as well.
Or perhaps the article is only looking at the US price structures, where downloading onto Kindle via 3G is free.
My Kindle is connected to an UK bank account.Originally Posted by Prasius
The 1.5£ or $2 charge is always added to the ebook price as a one-time delivery fee. So only I were too download the ebook a second time, would the 3G delivery be free.
Edit: I am always buying from the US kindle store. Does the pricing change, if I were to buy from the UK kindle store? I haven't been able to find out what exactly changes for me, so I refused to change the store location.
Last edited by DontUnderstandMyIpad; 02-19-2011 at 08:31 PM.
How quickly we forget. Apple was directly responsible for the music moguls giving up DRM. Jobs was the one who got us the right to share songs over several devices, and to legally make digital copies of CDs we own. He established the standard pricing which sets a three tier price, with most being at 99 cents, albums at $9.99. Before, pricing was all over the place. Amazon book pricing was an attempt to do the same with books, that Apple did with music. If Apple was offering higher prices on books, don't you think they would have a lot more in iBooks. Apple is having trouble with the publishing industry because the publishers would not be the fat cats any more. Amazon made some bargains, but they are not pushing the publishers hard to make an effort. Jobs is a crusader, with the same powerful drive that has pushed Apple to the top, pushing the media industries to a new reality.