[OT] Apple at it again
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.
>> 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?
>> Richard Gaskin
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