Apple should protect innovation
Still, this trend of general discontent among indies ought to be worrying the folks at Apple. I'm sure that Cupertino doesn't mind big brands investing in iOS development, or the App Store being populated with apps that are both plentiful and inexpensive, but independent developers have been responsible for many innovations that have made iOS such a successful platform.
The ability of indies to take risks, create amazing apps, and thrive is something that Apple should fight tooth and nail to protect and promote. Without it, if you'll excuse a bit of hyperbole, the App Store risks slowly transforming into a sad world of generic apps and freemium games intent on bilking unsuspecting customers of their money--and that's definitely not the kind of environment I, for one, would want to be part of.
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