Apple Changes Tune On In-App Subscriptions

One of the more controversial parts of Apple's In-App Subscription model was the infamous clause: 11.13 Apps can read or play approved content (magazines, newspapers, books, audio, music, video) that is sold outside of the app, for which Apple will not receive any portion of the revenues, provided that the same content is also offered in the app using IAP at the same price or less than it is offered outside the app. This applies to both purchased content and subscriptions. [Emphasis added] In basic terms, that means that any content offered through the app has to be either the same price or less expensive than outside. You can't go charging people more money to subscribe through the app than through, say, a webstore. The problem many … [Read more...]