John Gruber asks the relevant question for Apple’s new linking rules:

Here’s a simple thought I had today regarding whether Apple’s new External Purchase Links entitlement policy is a good faith compliance with Judge Gonzales’ order: Will any developers actually choose to use it?

It is hard to imagine even a single developer using this entitlement, even among the many developers like me who want to link outside the store. It doesn’t save money and just creates a whole new headache of tracking users and extra bookkeeping.

Manton Reece @manton