Yesterday Apple sat down with a number of journalists and, through them, announced some fairly major changes to the App Store, including an expansion of the subscription pricing model for apps and the introduction of ads in the App Store. In this special episode we discuss the changes that were announced, how we think they will affect our businesses, and what uncertainty still remains.
Release Notes 2016
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Show Notes and Links
- Versioning, Licensing, and Sketch 4.0
- Phil Schiller: Apple making major changes to the App Store – Jim Dalrymple’s report on Apple’s announcements
- The New App Store: Subscription Pricing, Faster Approvals, and Search Ads – John Gruber’s report on Apple’s announcements
- App Store Review Guidelines – Previously, only apps that qualified under App Review Guideline 11.15 were permitted to use auto-renewing subscriptions
- Seeking Clarification – Brent Simmons points out that subscriptions may not be available to all apps, as was initially reported
- What’s New in Subscriptions – Apple’s official statement on the changes being made to auto-renewing subscriptions
- Introducing Search Ads – Apple’s official statement on the ads that will be introduced to the App Store