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WordPress founder says Apple blocked iOS update in echo of Epic Games fiasco

WordPress founder says Apple blocked iOS update in echo of Epic Games fiasco

In the midst of an ongoing battle with Epic Games, Apple is now clashing with WordPress over a similar dispute. WordPress founder Matt Mullenweg took to Twitter to air his grievances on Friday:

I am a big believer in the sanctity of licenses. (Open source relies on licenses and copyright.) We agreed to this license when we signed up for (and stayed in) the app store, so going to follow and abide by the rules. Not looking to skirt it, hence doing what they asked us to.

— Matt Mullenweg (@photomatt) August 21, 2020

According to Mullenweg, WordPress’s app hasn’t been updated because the App Store locked it due to a lack of in-app purchases (IAP) for WordPress.com plans. “To be able to ship updates and bug fixes again we had to commit to support in-app purchases for .com plans,” he said. He even asked for suggestions on how to proceed.  Read more…

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