[OT] Apple at it again

Richmond Mathewson richmondmathewson at gmail.com
Thu Jun 9 09:15:07 EDT 2011

On 06/09/2011 04:02 PM, Richard Gaskin wrote:
> Forgive the thread necromancy, but it seems Chipp was right again - 
> back in February he wrote:
>> Surprise, Apple changed their license terms-- again.
>> http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9209580/Apple_s_new_App_Store_rules_affect_Amazon_s_Kindle 
> ...
>> My guess is just like the last time, after much hollering a screaming,
>> Apple will change it's mind and backpedal.
> <http://lists.runrev.com/pipermail/use-livecode/2011-February/153082.html> 
> Chipp's guess was correct, less than four months later:
>    Apple Reverses Course On In-App Subscriptions
>    Thursday June 9, 2011 2:55 am PDT by Jordan Golson
>    Apple has quietly changed its guidelines on the pricing of
>    In-App Subscriptions on the App Store. There are no longer
>    any requirements that a subscription be the "same price or
>    less than it is offered outside the app". There are no
>    longer any guidelines about price at all. Apple also removed
>    the requirement that external subscriptions must be also
>    offered as an in-app purchase.
>    Content providers may offer In-App subscriptions at whatever
>    price they wish and they are not required to offer an in-app
>    subscription simply because they sell a subscription outside
>    the App Store as well
>    ....
> <http://www.macrumors.com/2011/06/09/apple-reverses-course-on-in-app-subscriptions/> 
> Each of the last two years we've seen disruptive iOS license terms 
> rolled out late winter only to be reversed in summer.
> What will happen this coming winter, and how many days will it last?
I have been marketing my Devawriter Pro (admittedly as a "rolling-beta") 
for a year now; changing my
marketing model every month; so far I've managed to make the princely 
sum of 8 Euros.

What does this amazing revelation prove?

Well; either you've "got it" like Apple, or you haven't, like me; and if 
you've "got it" it really doesn't
matter how many times you play silly bu##ers, likewise if you haven't . 
. .  :)

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