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How Apple and app developers will try to entice you to subscribe, not just pay once

February 27th, 2019
Apple introduces a revised Mac App Store at WWDC 2018 in San Jose, California.

Apple introduces a revised Mac App Store at WWDC 2018 in San Jose, California. (credit: Valentina Palladino)

For a while now, Apple has been encouraging app developers to consider subscriptions as a key revenue source, and the company is introducing some new options for developers that it hopes will make the option more attractive. In the past few days, Apple has informed developers that they will now be able to target current and recent subscribers with promotional rates on subscriptions. That means subscribers will be able to offer discounts to try to get you back if you lapse, or they might try to entice you to stay if you're considering leaving.

Developers could previously offer limited-time subscription discounts but only to new users. The new model is available in recent beta releases known as iOS 12.2, macOS Mojave 10.14.4, and tvOS 12.2, and it is likely to emerge as the final public release for each. Apple will facilitate three different types of offer for developers who want to retain or regain subscribers.

Here's how they're described in Apple's App Store Connect post on the subject:

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Apple starts downloading MacOS Sierra automatically to your MacBook — Here’s How to Stop It

October 5th, 2016

Are you experiencing slow Internet speed on your MacBook today? — It’s not just you!

Here’s Why:

Following in Microsoft’s footsteps, Apple has started “pre-downloading” the latest version of its desktop operating system, macOS 10.12 Sierra, in the background, if you are still running OS X El Capitan.
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If you have automatic downloads enabled on your Mac, a large file of around

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Apple Kicks Out some Malicious Ad-Blocker Apps from its Online Store

October 11th, 2015

Apple has removed several apps from its official iOS App Store that have the ability to compromise encrypted connections between the servers and the end-users.

Apple has officially said:

We have removed a “few” apps from the iOS App Store that could install root certificates and allow monitoring your data.

It’s like- they have analyzed and admitted that they lacked in the auditing of

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Warning! Popular Apple Store Apps Infected with Data-Theft Malware

September 21st, 2015

Unlike Google Play Store, Apple App Store is well known for not allowing any malformed apps to enter its Apple ecosystem because of its tight security checks.

But, not anymore.

Hundreds of malicious apps managed to get hosted on Apple’s official App store and subsequently downloaded by several hundred Million iPad and iPhone owners. Out of them, Palo Alto Networks published a list of

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Critical Persistent Injection Vulnerability in Apple App Store and iTunes

July 28th, 2015

A critical vulnerability has been discovered in the official Apple’s App Store and iTunes Store, affecting millions of Apple users.

Vulnerability-Lab Founder and security researcher Benjamin Kunz Mejri discovered an Application-Side input validation web vulnerability that actually resides in the Apple App Store invoice module and is remotely exploitable by both sender as well as the

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