Apple doesn’t answer questions about upcoming products, period, even when they’ve been pre-announced. The rest of her piece is oddly defensive:
Martin Nisenholtz, the executive in charge of The New York Times
website, stood with Steve at the iPad launch to proudly show off
his free ad-supported app. Is Martin going to say to Steve: “Yeah
Steve, sell the New York Times in your network. I don’t need to
have any say in what ads show up and let us take 40% of the
revenue.” It seems unlikely the Times and other “branded” content
sites will agree to Steve’s terms.
If anyone doesn’t want to use iAds, then they won’t use iAds. It’s very simple. It’s not like Apple is saying that iAds is the only allowable way to show ads in apps.
★ Tuesday, 25 May 2010