This past week, Apple and Spotify got into a slap-fight via the ‘media.’ Spotify claiming Apple was being unfair (and assuming the disagreement was a measure to bolster Apple Music) while Apple simply stuck to its rules. Here’s the thing: like it or not, Apple is right. The rules The axis on which the argument spins is rule 3.1 of the App Store Review Guidelines. Named ‘Payments,’ it details exactly how in-app purchases must work when apps are distributed via the App Store (emphasis ours): 3.1.1 In-App Purchase: If you want to unlock features or functionality within your app, (by…

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