With Apple’s controversial new in-app purchases guidelines kicking in this month, the fallout has already started to hit the app store. The Google Books app is now strangely missing from the app store, rumor is because they wouldn’t meet Apple’s new rules. The WSJ is reporting that both their own app and ebook seller Kobo have stopped offering in-app purchases in order to keep their apps in the app store but not hand over 30% of revenue to Apple. For both of those services, purchases and subscriptions must be bought online, and then they’ll work in the app.
TechCrunch is also reporting that the Nook and Kindle apps no longer have access to their web store from within the app, and you cannot create an account for these services inside the app.