Apple Blocks Sony Reader App

This will certainly have the news sites talking today. It appears that the Sony Reader app for iOS was not approved by Apple. Sony spoke to the Times and basically said that its app was blocked by Apple because it allows in app purchases to be made from a different company. If true, it seems that Apple wants all content to be sold through the iTunes store rather from the Sony eBook store.

What we don’t understand at the moment is what will happen to apps like the Amazon Kindle app, Nook and other apps that allow you to connect up and sync content from a 3rd party location. Will Apple ban these? Perhaps Sony isn’t telling us the full reasons why the app was banned, and maybe they tried to do something different to what Kindle and Nook apps do to get content.

Apple hasn’t spoken up about the reasoning yet, and perhaps they might not, but if they decide to go the route of preventing apps like Kindle, Nook as well as various news paper apps there will certainly be problems caused.

Would this be enough to move you to another platform? or are you just waiting to hear more on this?

Via: Gizmodo

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