Why does Apple not follow its own rules? That's the question I'm thinking of when I write a post for The Verge on how Apple, for the fourth time in four months, promotes its own content in a way that is Apple's own developers
Apple has sent unsolicited push notifications for Apple Music and Carpool Karaoke as well as Apple Music on Amazon Echo for the past three times.
Apple News Plus, the company's new subscription service for magazines (and news), is the latest culprit because Apple makes it so easy to subscribe to:
Just tap " Try it Free ". Button, confirm your payment and you go to the races. The fact is, Apple forbids developers to make things look so easy as discovered by iOS developer Dave DeLong . In general, Apple protects users from recurring fees by making these numbers on the screen so big that it's painfully obvious what you're getting into, how often you pay, and how to stop when you're not interested
Here are some screenshots of Apple's Dev website so you can see how clear the "Guidelines" are for developers:
For some reason, Apple decided that a cleaner, more attractive layout hides this information is the right choice for Apple News Plus ,
Maybe that's not a big deal for you, and you'll probably find out how to stop it. It's not in the app itself, but you can find the option to cancel in the same place as usual: Settings> iTunes & App Store> Show Apple ID> Subscriptions.
But why should you create these rules if you do not believe in them, Apple?
Apple did not immediately respond to a request for comment.