Apple will allow subscription apps to charge users more money without notice

Written By O. Love

Apple has updated the App Store policies so that subscriptions can now automatically renew without user consent, even if the developer raised the monthly or annual price.

Previously, customers had to explicitly agree to a subscription renewal if it came with a price increase. Apple, as usual, tried to explain its step by caring for users.

The company said the policy changes will help prevent users from accidentally losing access to a subscription because they missed a price increase warning and consent request.

There are also certain terms and conditions that developers must follow if they want to offer auto-renewing subscriptions.

First, the price increase cannot be very large.¬†Apple’s policy states that if a developer increases the cost of a weekly or monthly subscription by more than 50%, and this difference exceeds $5, then this does not meet the requirements.

For an annual subscription, developers can still raise the price by 50%, up to a maximum of $50.

Secondly, the price can only be raised once a year without notice.

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