About the MAS:
What if (hypothetical situation) I sell a $25 application myself (assume no additional fees, which isn't realistic but let's just go with that for now).
Now what if I sell that same application for $10 on the MAS (BEFORE the cut).
Using simple numbers, what if I sell 4x normal sales on the MAS (foreseeable because more people see it and it's also cheaper). That totals out to be $28 revenue per 4 units. This means the developer is making more money than before, more users can enjoy the app, and users are spending less money.
From a single user's point of view, they can afford a larger number of applications where before they may not have been able to afford them.
Only time will tell what that sales multiplier figure is (4x is just speculative, it could be much lower or much higher) but that, I think, will dictate how much lower MAS apps will go in comparison to the "normal" prices.
Just my $.02
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