[OT] Apple at it again
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.
>> My guess is just like the last time, after much hollering a screaming,
>> Apple will change it's mind and backpedal.
> 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
> 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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