Episode 465: Enthusiasm Can Be Fickle

Daniel and Manton talk again about Apple’s testimony in the Epic lawsuit, and how it seems to be a PR disaster with respect to developers just before WWDC. They wonder how Apple can be so apparently dense about the optics of their actions, and question whether the company is more afraid of changes in the status quo than they are of losing developer enthusiasm.

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  • Alternative App Store Payments – iMore covers Tim Cook’s testimony asserting they would still be entitled to 30% of sales made directly by developers to customers.
  • Is Tim Cook not aware… – Apple’s quip about the Mac platform being one example where they do not take 30% commission on all 3rd party sales.
  • I’ll leave you with this – Manton’s final tweet before leaving the service in 2012.
  • Microsoft Build – Microsoft’s developer conference, streaming live this week.

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May 26, 2021 at 9:17 pm.