Apple sells subscriptions

[continued from my earlier post on the iPad monopoly]

Does Apple feel the heat, or do they understand that they can only concur the world in cooperation with other content suppliers for the iPad?
Again time will tell, but Apple has come up with an alternate business model to sell subscriptions, after (or maybe not after) the huge storm on their first vision [see my earlier post].  The iTunes App store is selling subscriptions to newspapers, magazines, music and other media, but publishers will have the chance to sell their subscriptions through their own channels or give it free with an offline subscription.

When a subscription is being sold through the App store, Apple keeps 30% of the earnings, while other distribution channels will not be charged by Apple. Other question remains: What will Apple do with the subscribers data? Will they hand over the data to the publisher of will it be the exclusive property of Apple?

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