Apple and app streaming: Unlikely, but never say never

Apple and app streaming: Unlikely, but never say never

Apple is unlikely to follow Google into app streaming unless the model gains significant traction with consumers, forcing its hand, analysts said today. “It’s clear why Google is doing this,” said Jan Dawson, principal analyst at Jackdaw Research, in an interview. “One reason why it’s investing so heavily in app indexing, and now streaming, is that it reasserts the dominance of the Web and search. But that doesn’t apply to Apple. Having said that, when someone goes first, then Apple may follow suit. And Apple’s not against being later to market rather than first.”

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