Apple CEO Tim Cook Comments on ‘Hey’ App Controversy and Apple’s App Store Policies
House Judiciary Antitrust Subcommittee. Cook primarily stuck to the talking points provided in his opening statement [PDF], but he did have some extra color to add.
Cook was specifically questioned about email app “Hey” from Basecamp, which was at the center of a huge controversy earlier this year after Apple approved the app and then threatened to remove it from the Store because Hey was skirting Apple’s in app purchase rules.
At issue was the fact that the “Hey” app was non functional for customers unless they subscribed to the per coque iphone 7 dessin year Hey email service outside of the Store Hey did not want to give Apple a 30 percent cut of profits, while Apple claimed that it did not want an app that “doesn’t work” on the Store Hey at iphone 7 plus coque complete the time opened to a blank screen asking users to log in.
When asked about the inconsistency over the approval of the app and the subsequent controversy, Cook didn’t have much to say other than pointing out that the issue was resolved and that the Store provides a lot of value for developers.
Hey is in the Store today and we’re happy that they’re there. I believe they have a version of their product for free so they’re not paying anything on that. I would also say that the 15 or 30 percent is coque rabat galaxy s8 for lots of different services, compilers, programming languages, APIs, etc. [.]
It’s an economic miracle that the Store allows a person in their basement to start a company and serve 170 countries in the world. I believe it’s the highest job creator in the last decade.
Cook went coque iphone 7 avec champion coque iphone 8 photo on to explain that Apple does sometimes make mistakes given the volume of apps that are examined each week. “I’m sure we made errors,” said Cook. “We get 100,000 apps submitted a week and there are 1.7 million apps in the Store was asked coque iphone 7 transparent spigen if Apple’s 15 to 30 percent cut that it takes from apps squeezes out the next generation of App makers and whether it’s unjust, and Cook said no.
No, I don’t think so. There are a lot of apps on the store and a lot of people coque iphone 5 danse are making a very good living.
There were questions on whether Apple was “extracting” commissions from apps that have had to change their business models in response coque iphone 8 princesse to the pandemic like Airbnb and ClassPass, (as outlined here) and whether this was pandemic profiteering.
Cook said Apple would “never do that.” He went on to explain that if something coque iphone 8 instagram has moved to a digital service coque iphone 7 360 silicone that does not follow the Store rules, that it does samsung galaxy j3 coque panda need to go through the Store “In the cases I’m aware of, we’re working with the developers,” he said.
As for educational apps, coque iphone 8 vaiana Cook said that Apple will not make efforts to monetize apps that students adopt as they transition to learning digitally.
We’re proud of what we’ve done in education. We’re serving that market in a significant way. We will work with people who move from a physical to virtual world because of the pandemic.
When asked about limiting copy cat apps and whether those rules apply to Apple, Cook said that he was not familiar with what was being asked, but Apple is subjected to the same rules as other app developers. The Congressman questioning him, Joe Neguse, said that Apple’s Store rules allow Apple to use any data collected by developers to create clone apps while also preventing these kind of apps from developers.
Cook said that he was not familiar with that, and that he’d follow up with the Congressman’s office. House Judiciary Antitrust Subcommittee livestreamed the proceedings.
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What on earth!! Honestly, I can believe you are a developer but I struggle to imagine you’re an independent business owner or a business developer / manager.
The cost of maintenance of the AppStore is infinitesimal compared to the revenue it generates. And just where do you think that revenue comes from App sales, subscriptions and in app purchases. 30% is nearly one third of the gross revenue generated by coque iphone 7 prime any one app. And that is frankly too high. It’s always been too high and the carriers (AT Verizon etc.) would do the same with their own AppStores back in the day…