Subscriptions

Apple Rolling Out Redesigned Subscriptions Interface for iOS

According to MacRumors, Apple is rolling out a redesigned management interface for subscriptions in Settings > Profile > Subscriptions on the iPhone and iPad. We can confirm we're seeing this in Canada as well. The update cleans up the interface, adds spacing between each subscription, and makes distinguishing between active and inactive subscriptions easier. It also brings the Subscriptions UI...

iOS Now Displays Alerts of Price Increases in Renewable Subscriptions

As noted by MacStories' Federico Viticci on Twitter, Apple has started showing alerts of price increases for renewable subscriptions on iPhones and iPads.  An alert appears when one of your subscriptions increases its renewal price and asks you to review the new price to keep the subscription active. When you tap the 'Review’ button, you will be...

Apple Makes it Simpler to Manage Subscriptions for iOS Apps

As highlighted by MacStories’ Federico Viticci, Apple seems to have made a slight update to the way users can manage their app subscriptions in the recent iOS releases, most likely in iOS 12.1.4 and iOS 12.2 beta 2. Previously, users needed to go to Settings > iTunes & App Store > tap their Apple ID to...

App Store Sees Increase in Developers Using Sneaky Subscription Tactics

According to a new report from TechCrunch, the App Store is seeing an increase in apps that use "sneaky subscriptions," taking advantage of the popularity of the subscription-based revenue model. The report notes that several developers are using tactics to trick users into agreeing to App Store subscription pricing. For example, Weather Alarms used a...

Apple Planning to Offer Movie Rentals Few Weeks After Theatrical Release

Citing people familiar with the matter, a Bloomberg report is claiming that leading Hollywood movie studios, including Warner Bros. and Universal Pictures, are in talks with Apple and Comcast on ways to push ahead with the idea of offering digital rentals of films mere weeks after they appear in theaters, even without the approval of theater chains. The publication...

Apple Releases New Developer Tools to Display More User Subscription Details

On Tuesday, Apple announced the launch of server notifications and enhanced receipts for subscriptions, This includes auto-renewable subscriptions, tools that provide actionable information for retaining paying users. The new set of tools allows app makers to engage customers with customized in-app messages. By setting up a Subscription Status URL in iTunes Connect, developers will be furnished with...