Apple to bring full-screen video iAds to iOS apps this year

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  1. Ledsteplin

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  2. chris

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    My thoughts as mentioned here.

     
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    If Apple decides to start throwing full page ads in my face I would be forced to seriously consider jumping ship to another Eco-system. I'm certainly not going to pay a premium price for a device that constantly interrupts me with full page ads when I'm trying to accomplish something useful or find some needed information. I accept that banner ads are the cost of using free apps and I love my Apple devices, but full page ads would be a deal breaker for me.
     
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    They should offer different versions. An iPhone that you get free with iAds and the other without iAds because we paid full retail. I guess that's asking too much. After all, we pay full retail for our TV's and cable/satellite service but we still have to sit through Ads. iAds will because the norm and won't phase us after a certain amount of time. We'll become numb to them. One drawback this will cause is more data being used for these video iAds.
     
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    The battle between free vs paid apps has been fought and won. Unfortunately, the move now is towards advertising and in-app purchases, which results in greater profitability for the developers. In a perfect world, any and all apps would allow a way to remove ads. While some do, the common practice appears to be ads and IAPs.
     
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    Me too. This is a deal breaker. Considering Apple's profitability, do they really need this? I'll be a BlackBerry user again should this come to pass.
     
  7. Ledsteplin

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    I can deal with in app purchases. They're options. But a full page video iAd that forces me to either watch the whole thing or set my phone down until it's finished is a bit too much. They should at least offer the option to skip the ad. I don't have any paid apps that have ads. But there are some. I will not watch the video iAds. With the exception of some games, I don't have many free apps. It's going to be interesting to see how this plays out. Does Apple really need the extra revenue from this? It's going to make a lot of loyal customers angry.
     
  8. ricks2gtouch

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    Alternatives. If I have a paid app that throws one of these at me, I will find an alternative for that app. However, if any paid for app does this, the backlash from purchasers would be very real. I was worried when they first announced iAds in the first place. But it didn't turn into a problem.
     

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