Revenue from devices connected to iPod, iPhone or iPad

  • Posted: 08 April 2011 07:00 AM

    There is a strong trend for all sort of electronic equipment to use iOs Apple device as their data analysis, data storage and user display.
    Usually those appliances come with a free app and no app store revenue for Apple.

    for instance   http://www.oscium.com/    ,    http://www.alivecor.com/index.htm

    I do not know if and how Apple collects some revenue but in the future that could be huge.

    And info or idea?

    [ Edited: 08 April 2011 07:04 AM by Hamourabi ]      
  • Posted: 08 April 2011 12:38 PM #1

    Hamourabi - 08 April 2011 10:00 AM

    There is a strong trend for all sort of electronic equipment to use iOs Apple device as their data analysis, data storage and user display.
    Usually those appliances come with a free app and no app store revenue for Apple.

    for instance   http://www.oscium.com/    ,    http://www.alivecor.com/index.htm

    I do not know if and how Apple collects some revenue but in the future that could be huge.

    And info or idea?

    All “authorized” products that use any iOS as a display or processor MUST pay Apple a royalty or they will be terminated and/or sued….see recent litigation ruling.

    http://www.appleinsider.com/articles/11/04/06/judge_allows_apple_to_proceed_in_lawsuit_against_unlicensed_accessory_makers.html

    You can be sure all the big boys…i.e. Bose, Sony etc pay up. They have been a very nice revenue stream from the beginning. This is one reason Apple “LOVES” their proprietary 30 pin connector and are motivated to include it in as many products as possible. smile