TheNextWeb reported yesterday that Amazon had found a new way around Apple’s dominance of MP3 sales on the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. By launching a new HTML5 MP3 web store the company can tackle Apple’s no selling in-app music rule by selling it through Apple’s Safari mobile browser.
“Since the launch of the Amazon Cloud Player app for iPhone and iPod touch, a top request from customers has been the ability to buy music from Amazon right from their devices. For the first time ever, iOS users have a way do that – now they can access Amazon’s huge catalog of music, features like personalized recommendations, deals like albums for $5, songs for $0.69, and they can buy their music once and use it everywhere.” Said Steve Boom the Vice President of Amazon Music.
Alongside the fact that Apple does not allow publishers to sell music downloads through an app, they will also take a 30% cut from all in-app purchases made through apps available in the App Store, crippling most who might want to make the same sort of service.
Source: The Next Web