China Mobile: We Want A Cut Of App Store Revenue Or No iPhone

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  • Chris

    where’s their right to claim a cut of AppStore profits? the AppStore has nothing to do with the carrier

  • Shaunathan Sprocket

    @60a2d5d31a41afd2ae8aecc5184a6469:disqus , they don’t have one, but all’s fair in open negotiation, you can ask for anything; that doesn’t mean you’ll get it.
    Honestly I think China Mobile needs this more than Apple, apple can just continue to leak phones into their market without inking the deal, and if China Mobile finds a way to turn them off well then maybe Apple skips them and open up to other Asian markets and let the Chinese user put pressure on them to reconsider.  It’s not like apple is hurting for money.

  • Jordan Clay

    You could argue that 1/2 the applications are downloaded over the network. 

    If you remember, dump phones, especially Verizon phones, use to come w/ an App Store that had grossly  over priced apps.  The carriers lost this revenue when the hardware manufacturers came out with their own app stores.

  • Mike Rathjen

    Presumably they charge for data downloaded over their network, so they are already getting paid for that.

    The overpriced apps available from carriers’ stores never sold well. In many cases not at all, so there is no loss of revenue from dropping their stores.

  • CharliK

    Given that the carriers get paid via their monthly rates etc I doubt that Apple would give any app store cut to anyone. especially since giving into one person would open up having everyone demand it. 

  • hannacun

    Now that the iPhone 4S has a better antenna, I’m kissing my iPhone 4’s death grip goodbye.
    http://www.cashforiphones.com/