Apple putting on a show for the FTC?

Apple putting on a show for the FTC?
Despite well publicized changes in its rules to developers, Apple has continued to accept apps loaded with third party ads by Google's AdSense and AdMob. Apple will not comment on the situation, but the company did debut its iAd platform on Thursday, as we reported, and has presales of $60 million. That money is divided up with 60% going to developers and 40% going to Apple. The Cupertino based company had revised section 3.3.9 of its developer agreement to state, "You and Your Applications may not collect, use, or disclose to any third party, user or device data without prior user consent," and that while data can be delivered to an independent third party, that third party must be "...an independent advertising service provider whose primary business is serving mobile ads." However, with Apple giving the green light to recent titles like Glu Mobile's Super KO Boxing II (which has AdMob ad placing) and Elements of Design's Spawn Glow (which features AdSense placements), it would appear that the revised developer agreement is not being followed. The founder of Elements of Design, Nikolai Sander, says that Apple "is not enacting the restriction." As for the reason why, some feel that Apple is trying to look good while the FTC investigates iAd to see if the service unlawfully excludes other ad firms from collecting data from throughout the iPhone platform.

source: WSJ via FierceMobile

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17 Comments

1. phoenix87

Posts: 19; Member since: Jul 03, 2010

And one would think that with all that money they are making, CRAPPEL would at least fix all the FUDGED UP icrap's for free.

4. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

What? Can you speak English instead of trying to be funny.

6. wade1968

Posts: 224; Member since: Apr 12, 2010

OK english. Question is now whatdid apple do to bring the FTC in to investigate?

9. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

I think its because the FTC has to determine if Apple's rules for iAds puts an unfair advantage on Google and other competitors.

11. wade1968

Posts: 224; Member since: Apr 12, 2010

thank you E.N. for sharing your information to the forums.

12. DROID_FOR_LIFE

Posts: 3; Member since: Jul 04, 2010

E.N. JUST SHUT THE FUCK UP YOU COMMENT ON EVERYTHING JUST GET A GOD DAMN LFE!!!!!!!!!!!

2. doublej1970

Posts: 28; Member since: Apr 16, 2010

Apple is also putting on another show for the entire world,itz called...project iphone4 aka:ass cover!!!!

3. PapaJay224

Posts: 866; Member since: Feb 08, 2009

Ive got a 60-40 profit margin with an idea call iBumper, its a rubber ring that goes around your iPhone to keep it from losing signal. I figured it will take off seeing its a necessity to the proper functionality of the phone, like, the antenna, for example, would also be essential for proper functionality.

5. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

This has nothing to do with iAds

8. PapaJay224

Posts: 866; Member since: Feb 08, 2009

You have iAIDS. Ass hole.

10. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

Wow, that was pretty rude. And I'll say it again. This has nothing to do with iAds. Sorry, but I don't want to read about antenna jokes from Android users everywhere I go. It's annoying.

14. rfrapp

Posts: 77; Member since: Jun 10, 2010

No matter how annoying it is, you can't sit there and tell me that it is a serious problem. I have never used android in my life so don't talk to me about me being an android user. A cell phone that cannot call people.

15. matt1q2aw3 unregistered

Wow!!! Steve Jobs does such a good job tending his flock of sheep, or in other words watering and fertilizing his orchard of IBitches that Apple's "closed door" policy on its operating system, IAds, and general business practices has its followers commenting on what people can and cannot post on a comment section of a non-apple website... PATHETIC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Face it, Apple blew it on the antenna issue, is now trying to cover it up and spin the issue, and is no getting sued. Everywhere I look I get annoyed with iphone users. So until Apple REALLY fixes the antenna issue, you will hear about it on everywww.phonearena.com page that mentions Apple. Get over yourself.....I do admire Apple for making money though. Someone get me a wool sweater....

17. matt1q2aw3 unregistered

P.S. go towww.typicaliphoneuser.com hahahahhahaa

7. wade1968

Posts: 224; Member since: Apr 12, 2010

What did apple do to bring the FTC to investgate?

13. iHateCrapple

Posts: 734; Member since: Feb 12, 2010

Suck...

16. matt1q2aw3 unregistered

Translation..... baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhh Jobs can't get sued.... he is god.

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