It is. And neither do I. I want and not or.
Agree to disagree!
There’s near zero chance of this. As I’ve said, most devs are vastly better off on the App Store. But giving them the choice will increase competition and provide Apple with a reason to improve the App Store experience for both devs and customers.
And then you have something like Game Pass where triple A games are insanely cheap because there’s a massive advantage to digital distribution and Microsoft are really feeling the heat to compete with Sony as they can’t take there customers for granted!
This is exactly my point. I’d rather have my choice of multiple mega corporations competing with each other than just have super mega ultra corp Apple hoovering up all the profits and laying down the law to everyone else. Neither is ideal but one is a hell of a lot better than the other.
But you seem to be indifferent when this monopoly is Apple?
Yes, Microsoft (and everyone else are being stubborn). Because the App Store is the biggest monopoly and Apple has the most power of anyone. Regardless of who’s right, having the choice to go outside of the App Store would solve the issue one way or another.
I don’t have the techincal knoweldge to speak about this and am just going on what I’ve heard. There was a discussion on ATP last week which covers it well. The link is timestamped and works with Overcast.