(Pocket-lint) – How many times have you downloaded an app to try it out, just to be approved for a three-day trial, followed by a $ 7.99-per-week membership fee if you don’t remember to submit off? It happens all the time, but thankfully, Apple may stop it.
It is reported that the company is rejecting apps with real in-app purchase prices. An email recently sent by Apple to the app developer Ilia Kukharev (via Apple Insider) noted that Apple reviewers do not approve of apps that are “clear rip-offs”. Apple cited Section 3 of the App Store Review guidelines, which clarifies that reviewers can “reject expensive apps that try to deceive users with unreasonably high prices”.
Now confirmed: Apple is rejecting high-priced apps for in-app and memberships.
You need to explain why you are raising a cost like $ 7.99 per week. Because of using third party paid services, or something similar.
– ilia kukharev (@ilyakuh) February 19, 2021
This policy has been in place for some time, but Apple has not always enforced it.
Several posts in Apple Developer Forums reveal that Apple is finally harder, with developers claiming that their apps have been rejected for trying to cost as much as $ 39.99 per year. month. Apple also told 9to5Mac that it is committed to keeping the App Store a safe place to find and download apps.
To check out the best apps available in the app store, and none of which cost exorbitant sums to actually use, check out the Pocket-lint guide here.
Written by Maggie Tillman.