Apple’s rejection of Sony’s Reader e-books app for iPhone has stirred up a hornet’s nest – as we reported earlier this week, it has implications for music services looking to charge users directly for access to their iPhone apps too. Even Apple has been provoked into a rare public resopnse to the speculation: “We have not changed our developer terms or guidelines. We are now requiring that if an app offers customers the ability to purchase books outside of the app, that the same option is also available to customers from within the app with in-app purchase.” For books, read ‘music’ or ‘access to a music subscription service’. If we’re reading that quote right, an app like Spotify won’t be forced to charge ALL its iPhone users via in-app payments, but it may have to offer an IAP subscription option alongside its existing billing. 
Source: Mashable 

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