The recent news that Apple is beginning to allow customers to buy and download their own apps independent of their Apple ID is a huge win for consumers. Apple is taking a step toward enabling independent app ownership and making the experience more personal and convenient for people around the world.
For many, the idea of buying and downloading an app from someone else is a bit like buying a movie from someone else, only that in this case the movie is actually owned by the same company. It’s the same as how you can now buy an MP3 of your own music from iTunes. Once the songs are downloaded, you can stream them to your computer or whatever device you’re on.
Apple is getting closer and closer to making it “more convenient.” For example, the new iTunes App Store lets customers buy and download apps on their computer. This is a big move because it allows people to download apps as easily as they can buy music and movies. This opens up the possibility of buying an app from someone else, or even the same person, but you can still download the app to your computer.
Apple is also expanding their app store globally, with the intention of allowing independent developers to sell apps from their website. This would allow them to provide a more global distribution of their apps. This could be especially huge for apps that users download from iDevices, which currently have a limited number of apps available for download. Of course, this isn’t quite the same as a store for apps you only purchase from the iTunes App Store.
Apple doesn’t really have the kind of distribution power they’re aiming for. They’re hoping to sell more apps to the Apple App Store than they do to iTunes. In fact, they’re going to have so many apps in the store that they’ll be able to make it too much harder to buy an app from other retailers. This isnt a good thing for Apple in the long run because this isnt going to make their app store any less of a bastion of creativity or innovation.
In the long run, Apple will become the new Amazon. Theyll have more apps in their store, which will be way more than all of Amazon’s existing and new app stores combined. Apple has no real intention of going the way of Amazon, but I think they can still look like theyre trying.
There is a lot of talk about what Apple can do to make it harder for users to buy apps. I dont know if Apple plans to do this, but I bet they are planning to make it more difficult for people to find apps. For example, you may not be able to buy an app unless you go to the Apple store. But you can go to an Amazon store and buy an app.
Apple has no reason to give up on the app store at all. The idea is that they can do a lot of things to make it easier for app developers to distribute their apps. They can put restrictions on apps, they can put limits on when people may download apps. I think they will keep the same thing that they had with the app store, but I think they will do more.
Apple is still very much in a place in the app store business, but there is some new thinking going on there. It should not be difficult to make it easier for developers to distribute their apps internationally. They have a huge presence in China, and we haven’t even mentioned how easy it is to get apps in the US.
Apple’s thinking is that some form of global restriction is inevitable, but right now it seems like they are leaning toward a more restrictive model. We’ve seen apps restrict access to the iPhone so some apps are only available in certain countries. Apple could also give apps free access to iTunes if they are restricted. They plan to add more restrictions to the App Store, but they have the luxury of knowing that 90% of developers are just going to ignore them anyway.