Apple to Crack Down on Newspaper, Magazine App Payments

Developers of magazine and newspaper apps have received notice from Apple Inc. that beginning on March 31, any app that does not take payments through its iTunes store will be rejected.

The move could have major implications for a number of vendors that live on iTunes but route customers through their own billing systems. By circumventing Apple’s payment platform, those vendors avoid having to share 30% of sales with Apple.

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