Originally Posted by pl001
The information that supported my point was correct. I stated my point twice but you evidently missed it twice. The facts that lead to the speculation are what support my opinion, not the speculation itself. There was conflict and it eventually lead to Amazon offering a web app earlier this year to get around it. That doesn't seem to support your position that there isn't likely going to be any further issues going forward and that Apple always wants to give consumers what they want.
It's fine to disagree with my opinion, but please stop playing these childish games.
At one point two years ago, Apple considered imposing onerous terms on third-party retailers selling products via iOS apps. They decided not to pursue this policy.
Your understanding of these events is that they make Apple likely to exclude those services from iOS in the future. Why would that be? Why is Business Insider gossip more relevant to you than the actual historical record?
Today, Apple promotes Google Maps as the top-ranked mapping solution in its iOS store. It is the first app you see when you click on this:
If anything, the historical record shows Apple has a consistent willingness to tolerate and even encourage rival services on its platform. The reason for doing so is that the vast majority Apple's revenues come from hardware, not services or software. The better iOS is, the more iPhones and iPads they sell.
I'm sorry, but you have misunderstood the company's business model, its history, and its motivations. There is not much to take seriously in your argument.
Originally Posted by kennyc
No I don't, nor do I care, so you have something to say?
Don't be rude, Kenny. It's the least courtesy you could extend to those of us who patiently tolerate your terrible jokes and pointless linkspam day in and day out.