Apple apologises to WordPress, restores all updates

San Francisco, August 23

Apple has apologised for chopping off updates to the WordPress app on its App Store after its Founder Matt Mullenweg mentioned the Cupertino-based iPhone maker is not going to approve updates till his app contains in-app fee choices.

Mullenweg had accused Apple of chopping off the flexibility to replace the app to get its 30 per cent price on the App Store, and the Internet erupted within the favour of a platform that lets individuals construct and handle web sites and blogs without spending a dime, and likewise sells domains.

Apple backed off, “issuing a rare on-the-record apology,” experiences The Verge.

“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,” Apple mentioned in an announcement on Saturday.

“We have informed the developer and apologise for any confusion that we have caused,” it added.

The WordPress founder welcomed the transfer.

“I am very grateful that folks at Apple re-reviewed @WordPressiOS and have let us know we do not need to implement in-app purchases to be able to continue to update the app. Bad news travels faster than good, usually, so please consider sharing that they reversed course,” he tweeted on Sunday.

“We will continue to be responsive and do our best to be within both the spirit and letter of the app store rules, including closing any webview loopholes that pop up. This also made me appreciate the freedom of the open and independent web”.

Mullenweg earlier accused Apple of chopping off the flexibility to replace the app to get its 30 per cent price on the App Store.

“Heads up on why @WordPressiOS updates have been absent… we were locked by App Store,” he tweeted.

Apple fees App builders 30 per cent price on purchases on its App Store however WordPress doesn’t promote something.

“My life’s mission, and the purpose of WordPress, is to increase the freedom of the internet. I hope in addition to native apps people continue to create websites and web apps that provide accessibility, autonomy, and freedom to the widest audience,” Mullenweg mentioned.

Apple is at the moment concerned in a authorized batter with Fortnite developer Epic Games in the same method.

Top information publishers have joined Epic Games that has filed a lawsuit towards Apple.

Apple on Friday hit again at Epic Games for submitting a lawsuit towards its App Store insurance policies, saying the Fortnite sport developer has created its personal issues and Epics actions are placing the “entire App Store model at risk”. IANS

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