Apple and Microsoft clash over App Store fees; SkyDrive sits in limbo

by Doug Drinkwater

December 11 2012

SkyDrive users are not currently able to update their app on the App Store
SkyDrive users are not currently able to update their app on the App Store

Apple and Microsoft are reportedly locked in debate over App Store fees, to the extent where the latter is now being prevented from launching its updated SkyDrive iOS app.

According to The Next Web, Apple stopped Microsoft from updating the SkyDrive app after discovering that the software giant had rolled out a feature for users to upgrade their cloud storage when inside the application.

Microsoft is said to be unhappy with Apple taking 30% of all app revenues, although sources say that Steve Ballmer's company has since tried to come to a compromise by removing all subscription options from the SkyDrive app.

Although this news doesn't directly affect end-users, who can still download SkyDrive for their iPhone or iPad, it has stopped Microsoft in its tracks.

The firm apparently has a new version of the SkyDrive app ready to go live on the App Store, but this update has now been delayed as a result of Microsoft's feud with Apple.

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  • Xennex1170
    1 year 11 months ago

    Was Microsoft ignorant of the in-app purchase 'fees' they would have to pay Apple? Kinda hard to believe. :P

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