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App Store review guidelines are strict when it comes to pricing, especially around subscriptions. If you’re anything like me, you’ll think that’s a good thing too! If this platform is going to be one where we can make money in the long term, it’s essential that consumers trust it.

So it’s especially frustrating to see Apple not playing by the same rules as the rest of us have to. Like buttons that say “Start Reading” and look like they are part of an on-boarding UI, when they actually start recurring subscriptions. Or changing the rules on how subscriptions work by making first-party app subscriptions cancel immediately, and third-party ones cancel at the renewal date.

I’m sure this is just “big company problems” caused by one team not talking to another inside Apple. But even if that is the case, it’s not good enough. If it’s this obvious to third-party developers that this erodes trust in subscriptions, and is bad for the platform. It must be obvious internally too.

I’d love to see Apple prioritise getting these inconsistencies fixed and hold their internal teams to the same standards that they hold us to.

Dave Verwer

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