toggle

AAPL Stock: 119 ( + 1.4 )

Printed from http://www.macnn.com

Apple may soon allow for in-app paid upgrades

updated 06:35 pm EST, Thu March 4, 2010

Customers must quality for discounted prices

Apple may soon allow for in-app paid upgrades, as indicated by an iTunes dialog posted on Twitter by developer Fraser Speirs. The alert notifies customers that a certain discounted price is only available for users who own a previous version of the item. The dialog allegedly surfaced when Speirs attempted to update all of his apps.

Developers are currently limited to offering new content as in-app purchases, rather than upgrades. As paid apps continue to be updated with major revisions, the latest versions are available as free downloads for current users or paid downloads for new customers. There is currently no way to allow owners of previous versions to obtain an update at a discounted price.

Apple has yet to announce any changes to its policies regarding in-app purchases. Despite the interesting wording of the dialog box, it is still unclear if the company plans to make the system more flexible.





by MacNN Staff

POST TOOLS:

TAGS :

toggle

Comments

  1. jamck1977

    Joined: Dec 1969

    -2

    Click 'OK' or click 'Buy'

    If it's legitimate, they should change the button or the wording...

  1. aristotles

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +2

    Multiple store accounts

    This happens if you have multiple store accounts in different countries and if you try to update an app while signed into the wrong store.

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

toggle

Most Popular

MacNN Sponsor

Recent Reviews

IDrive cloud backup and sync service

There are a lot of cloud services out there, and nearly all of them can be used for backing up key files and folders. A few dedicated ...

Plantronics BackBeat Pro Bluetooth headphones

Looking for a pair of headphones that can do everything a user requires is a task that can take some study. Trying to decide on in-ear ...

MaxUpgrades 512GB Retina MacBook Pro SSD

Apple's Retina line of MacBook Pro notebooks have been impressive, right from their debut in 2012. Thinner than the previous model, t ...

toggle

Most Commented