But Apple's statement on Tuesday would indicate that the company will continue to allow access to those purchases through, for example, a browser -- as long as the content is also made available for purchase within the application itself. That would require changes to some existing applications that offer purchases, such as the Amazon Kindle software.
Wholeheartedly agree, hence why I think Apple should charge a listing fee or expect a minimum of $2 per app or something.Apple isn't a charity, it's a corporation operating in a capitalist market and answerable to it's shareholders.
And that is the problem. Apple needs to come clean and tell us what it intends on doing.Well, right now we don't know what the implications are going to be for subscription based services.
Gino,The developer of the app is free to set the subscription price at whatever they want. For obvious reasons the price has to be the same (or better) both in-app as it is outside the app.
No it`s a mess. Imagine having to buy an Android tablet to read Time and the Wall Street Journal and then buy an iPad for USA Today and Newsweek and then buy a WebOS tablet to buy the New York Times and People magazine.This is a wonderful opportunity for Andriod, webOS and Blackberry tablets. They could court Amazon to their platform (and to drop iOS) by not having a policy similar to the one Apple just announced, and it would be a major selling point for those platforms for customers who would otherwise select an iPad.