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Apple blocks Sony Reader app

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 01 Feb 2011 21:27 User comments (4)

Apple blocks Sony Reader app Apple has blocked Sony's e-book application from the App Store, saying it conflicts with Apple's system for managing the purchase of content.
Sony's app would have allowed iPhone / iPad users to read books bought from the Sony store using the Apple devices. The company accused Apple of changing the way it enforces its rules in its decision not to allow it to offer the application through the App Store.

Apple denied that it changed its rules in any way or enforced them any differently for Sony, and that it instead was only looking to ensure that customers could buy books using its "in-app purchase" payment method, which provides Apple with a 30 percent cut of sales made.

The dust up doesn't appear to have affected Amazon.com however. Amazon offers a Kindle app through the App Store which lets users view books bought through Amazon on the Apple devices.

"We opened a dialogue with Apple to see if we can come up with an equitable resolution for both companies as well as our consumers, but reached an impasse at this time," Sony said in a statement on Tuesday. Developer guidelines from Apple state that apps using a different system to the in-app purchase to buy "content, functionality or services" will be rejected.

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4 user comments

12.2.2011 0:32

Oh Sony...my heart is breaking for you...because you are so super-open with your devices after all...like the PS3 where you are suing geohot simply for providing a method of installing 3rd party apps, or your laptops that have hardware virtualization disabled, or your cameras that only work with your crummy overpriced memory sticks.

I would say that Sony is getting a taste of their own medicine, but for that, Apple would have to be suing Sony, and this app would have to be non-profit.



22.2.2011 10:32

Ha! Sony wants to run 3rd party apps on Crapple hardware! Apple said f-u!

This make me all giddy... and I hate Apple and Sony(recent).

33.2.2011 5:59

Nothing better than a good bitch fight! (I know its sexist)

43.2.2011 8:41

Works for Amazon but not Sony... and they claim that is not discriminating.

LOL Apple, you may have bitten off more than you can chew f*cking over Sony.



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This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 03 Feb 2011 @ 8:42

Its a lot easier being righteous than right.


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