Comment: Are app subscriptions fair to users and developers?

Over the past few weeks, I’ve watched two long-standing apps release new versions with business decisions that led to an outcry from many users. Pocket Casts went free but introduced Pocket Casts Pro as an optional subscription that included Desktop applications access to the web player. Customers who had previously paid $ 9 to unlock […]

Tips: How to check on and cancel software and service subscriptions on your iPhone or iPad

It’s very easy to add another cheap subscription if you’re want to try out an app or a video service. Before you know it, though, you’re paying out a lot of money every month. Here’s how to find out what you’ve subscribed to, through the App Store and what you can do about it. AppleInsider […]

Apple revamps documentation for app subscriptions, details how billing amounts should be clearly presented to users

Apple has overhauled its developer guidance for in-app subscriptions, with new pages in the Human Interface Guidelines and App Store documentation pages. The revamp reorganizes existing advice into a more modern design with clearer segmentation of sections, as well as clearly detail some ground rules for the first time. For instance, the price of a […]

Apple details new server notifications & enhanced receipts for App Store subscriptions

In a post on its iTunes Connect blog this evening, Apple today explained new server notifications from the App Store that are available for developers. The notifications and receipt enhancements center around subscriptions and come on the heels of a new ‘customer support’ role Apple announced last night for iTunes Connect. more… 9to5Mac

Apple Planning to Change 30/70 Pricing Formula for In-App Media Subscriptions

Apple is planning to alter its pricing formula for subscriptions in a major change that will benefit subscription-based apps and services like Netflix, Spotify, Hulu, and more, reports Financial Times. Apple is said to be considering changing the 30 percent fee that it currently charges and is discussing new commercial terms with media companies. At […]