SkyDrive 3.0 For iOS Released

3 April 2013

The Verge:

Microsoft says it “worked with Apple to create a solution that benefited our mutual customers.” The company’s new SkyDrive app for iOS “is slightly different than other SkyDrive apps in that people interested in buying additional storage will do so via the web versus in the app,” says a Microsoft spokesperson. “Earlier this week, Apple approved the SkyDrive app for release and we’re excited to allow people everywhere to start using it.”

Once again, Apple did not cave to the “bigger players” and gave Microsoft no special treatment. It enforced the same terms on Microsoft as everyone else; if your user pays you money through an App Store app, you must use In-App Purchase and give Apple 30%.

Microsoft’s original submissions were rejected because Microsoft tried to circumvent this policy. As is now the norm, Microsoft got around the ‘problem’ the same way everyone else has. They do not allow the user to upgrade their SkyDrive storage in the app, only via the web.

In fact, I don’t really understand why this is news at all. This is just standard Apple policy.