What the new model means if that a publisher offers a subscription through their applications, whether it be from an external link, the must also offer the same thing to customers through Apple’s App Store, this means that Apple would get a 30 percent cut of any subscriptions purchased through the App Store.
Now it looks like the Federal Trad Commission and the US Department of Justice are looking into Apple’s new subscription service for iOS apps.
At the moment it is just a preliminary investigation, and we suspect that it wont come to much as Apple aren’t stopping publishers from offering external subscriptions they are just making them give consumers a choice between purchasing the subscription externally and also through Apple’s App Store.
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