Apple has released an apology to WordPress, saying it would not cash on the app on iOS stopping the in-app purchases. The developer of WordPress Matt Mullenweg had himself complained to the company for being unable to update the WordPress app on the Apple mobile phone store without adding some in-App purchases.
Apple Reverses In-App Purchases in the WordPress iOS App
As per a report from The Verge, the WordPress app gives free domain names to the users on iOS and gives around 3GB space without the need to buy any. Though, users need to buy a domain name when using the wordpress.com website; when accessing the iOS app, they get it free. Apple revoked the free space and domain name feature.
Mullenweg Tweeted About The Same
The WordPress founder developer, however, noted that the company has no plan to substantiate premium plans for iOS users. He said that “There was to link to the plans page and no direct way to buy plans from inside the app,”
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Apple Apologised in Statement
Apple also stated the same, having an attempt to clear the confusion.
“We believe the issue with the WordPress app has been resolved. Since the developer removed the display of their service payment options from the app, it is now a free stand-alone app and does not have to offer in-app purchases. We have informed the developer and apologize for any confusion that we have caused.”
Appreciated the Apology
Mullenweg also acknowledged the apology from the tech giant, saying that he is grateful to Apple for re-reviewing its WordPress app and then informing WordPress for not implementing in-app purchases for updating the iOS app. He further added that since the bad news is spread quickly, so they urged users to share the positive news about the reversal of in-app purchases.
In-App Purchases Not Great
Earlier, Mullenweg tweeted about the issue asking why the WordPress iOS updates were missing, and the app was locked from the AppStore. Due to his, they were not able to give bug fixes and ship updates to the users.
Apple’s iOS Store Cut Criticised By Developers.
In another Tweet, Ben Thomson also tweeted that the WordPress app does not sell anything as it is an open-source project. A lot of Developers have criticized Apple of charging around 30 percent of App income for listing apps on iOS.