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Apple rejects Email App “Hey”

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Apple is pretty much being accused of anti-competitive practices once again. This time, they rejected an email application for not allowing users to sign up for their $99 annual email service from within the app. This is completely understandable for the app developer because Apple charges a 30% fee for in app purchases. It’s a bit of a steep price to pay. 

What’s concerning is that Apple has made exceptions in the past, but they failed to do so here. I understand their desire to profit from in app purchases, but users of “hey” aren’t signing up for app features. They are signing up for an email account that has nothing to do with Apple, and the app is simply a client. It seems a bit greedy on Apple’s part. 

What are your thoughts? 

https://www.theverge.com/platform/amp/20...regulation
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Issue the IPA via their own website and skip Apple. Anyone who is looking at an alt email probably knows how to install apps using XCode.
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More things that make we want to drop this phone for good.
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(June 21st, 2020 at 3:34 AM)s3_gunzel Wrote: Issue the IPA via their own website and skip Apple. Anyone who is looking at an alt email probably knows how to install apps using XCode.

Wouldn't users have to have access to a Mac in order to install via XCode? 

It's a shame that there aren't ways to install apps through unofficial sources on iPhones. In general, it's good to have it locked down (for security), but Android lets you change a setting to allow applications from other sources in about 30 seconds. It would be nice to be *able* to do it, if needed, on the iPhone. Apple would never do something of the sort though.
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@Darth-Apple there's always jailbreaking the phone but yeah it kinda sucks that apple locks everything down so much.
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