submitted 8 months ago by BnjmnBanks to c/technology

All these (ad)ons always take priority over performance.

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[-] [email protected] 37 points 8 months ago

The rabid duopolist that doesn't even allow users to install whatever apps they want on their devices? The one that doesn't even allow alternative browser engines? The one that outright refuses to use any and all open standards or to allow interoperability unless forced by governments? They might be one the worst companies in the world to do it.

[-] [email protected] 20 points 8 months ago

Yeah. Apple basically has a captive market. Not to the extent of WeChat, but more than other western players.

The fact that Apple makes their money (mostly) on hardware sales, subscriptions, and their big-ass cut of App Store sales, instead of advertising like Google and Facebook, is why they are not likely to pull this crap in the near future. They don't need to.

The online advertising ship is sinking, and Facebook is a rat desperately trying to find a way off.

[-] Eldritch 7 points 8 months ago

Capitalists/fascists don't need to do the things they do. They do them still. We don't need yearly growth in markets or profits. Line doesn't need to go up. And if you express those facts as an officer of a publicly traded company. You will be quickly unemployed.

If apple sees those possible profits out there, just within reach. They will 100% go for it. Whether or not they need to.

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