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what is this new feature, and how can I manipulate it in order to make myself seem superior to those around me?
Cell phone history:
Motorola DPC 550 - Ericsson DF388 - Sanyo SCP-4000 - Samsung SCH-N150 - Samsung SCH-T300 - LG TM520 - LG VX-4600 - BlackBerry 6750 - BlackBerry 7250 - Samsung SGH-807 - T-Mobile Dash - Motorola RAZR - BlackBerry Bold 9000 - BlackBerry Torch 9800 - Samsung Galaxy S Captivate (rooted) - Samsung Nexus S - Samsung Galaxy S III LTE (rooted, running SlimBean 4.3)
Q: Would you patronize a streetwalker?
A: No, I would treat her as an equal.
1. Choice of ecosystem.
2. Choice to buy or not.
3. Choice to use acceptable terms. Show me a case where the buyer dictates the terms. Also I did not buy apps until carrier billing was offered which is another choice. Prepaid cards are another choice.
When you pay your Visa bill, can you use PayPal?
Does Apple use PayPal?
Yes Apple uses PayPal in the US.
"Shopping the App Store requires an iTunes Store account. When you create an iTunes Store account, you must provide a payment method for your purchase. The available payment methods vary by country, but typically you can use credit cards, gift cards, store credit, or PayPal."
I can use cash to buy gift cards and never attach a bank account or credit card to the iTunes Store or an Apple ID. A credit card is not required to purchase from the iTunes Store.
I can transfer money from PayPal to a bank account just fine.
As an example of buyer-seller negotiations, a locally managed chain restaurant does accept barter for payment for restaurant services. How far a seller is willing to negotiate with a buyer on price or terms of trade is always up to the seller.
So it looks about the same except paypal.
Apple isn't trying to get into money exchange with the iTunes Store. With PassBook, maybe, though PassBook has non-monetary usages as well, such as a event badge. How PassBook is set up is up to the developer. Apple still isn't trying to operate like a bank. Google Wallet is more comparable to an exclusive bank. Google's info:
I can use my HSA (Health Savings Account) to buy apps and music with Google Wallet, though.
Last edited by Doolie; 02-15-2013 at 08:42 AM.
Points well made.
Google is just taking Android in directions I don't wish to go, that's the crux of it for me.
Ironic that iTunes, of all things, now offers more freedom of (payment) choice than the PlayPlace.