Why do the rules need to be changed? If you do not like it, there is competition with Android. Why should a company be forced to change their rules? Just let capitalism play out people. It is that simple. If iPhone sals fall like a rock and Android skyrockets, Apple will either change or go out of the phone business.Everyone has known from the start Apple wants to funnel everything through the App Store’s payment and (far less importantly to Apple) vetting systems and deny anyone else. That’s what the complaints are about. This circular “rules are rules” argument cycle is not getting anywhere.
The point is the rules need to be changed. Denying people a whole swath of entertainment options because you’re scared of losing all that IAP revenue is corruption. If they don’t make any money from Netflix, they don’t need money from xCloud. It is hypocrisy to treat one type of entertainment differently from another type of entertainment. And yet still we’ll devolve into “but games are apps!” circular strawman silliness.
I think I’m going to hang it up here. The amount of people pissed off over this issue speaks for itself, and says everything that needs to be said.
It is that simple.
This is really similar to me complaining that AMD and NVIDIA needs to change because they do not offer CUDA in the GPUs. I am still buying AMD graphics cards, but I complain non stop about the lack of CUDA. Instead of just getting which GPU fits my needs, I instead force myself to suffer just to complain? Life is way too short people. If iOS irritates you this badly, just switch.