[OT] Apple at it again

Bob Sneidar bobs at twft.com
Thu Jun 9 13:36:33 EDT 2011

Conspiracy upon conspiracy, wheels within wheels eh? Sounds like a Hollywood movie. 


On Jun 9, 2011, at 10:12 AM, Nonsanity wrote:

> I rather expected this too. By setting draconian price guidelines initially,
> they can control the market prices. The other requirement of
> must-also-be-listed makes sure those controlled prices get used. Then a few
> months later, before legal conflict can come to fruition, Apple revokes
> these limitations. But the market has been established under their control,
> and is likely to not drift too far from their desired model after they
> relinquish control. I think Apple planned to revoke those limits after a few
> months from the get-go.
> ~ Chris Innanen
> ~ Nonsanity
> On Thu, Jun 9, 2011 at 9:02 AM, Richard Gaskin
> <ambassador at fourthworld.com>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?
>> --
>> Richard Gaskin
>> Fourth World
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