Remember just recently Apple rejected the Sony Reader ebook app from inclusion in the iOS App Store? Well mainly it was on the premise that Apple now wants all in-app purchases to go through it. Following that move, Apple has now updated iTunes Terms and Conditions in a bid to explain to customers exactly how In-App Subscriptions are meant to work.
The updated Terms and Conditions regarding In-App Subscriptions are :
For the sake of clarity, on-year Paid Subscriptions will automatically renew, subject to a recurring annual payment for which you Account will be charged no more than 24 hours prior to the renewal and thereafter no more than 24 hours prior to the anniversary date. You may cancel the renewal or recurring payment in advance by selecting Manage App Subscriptions in your account and selecting the subscription you want to modify. Where required by law, refunds (which may be pro-rated to take into account content included in the Paid Subscription that you have already received) are available by completing the e-mail form available at http://www.apple.com/ca/support/itunes/. No other refunds, returns or cancellations after purchase.
So the next time you set out to download an app from the App Store, you will be asked to accept these updated iTunes Terms and Conditions.
In your opinion, do you think Apple was right to reject the Sony Reader ebook app from the App Store? We know that Apple has a habit of pulling the rug from underneath its competitiors, as we’ve seen similar treatment with the Google Voice app, which nevertheless was accepted into the App Store after being in limbo for quite some time.
Let us see when the Sony Reader ebook app makes its debut in the iOS App Store.