iPhone Apps Dropped if developers don’t renew

Discussion in 'iOS Programming' started by detz, Mar 14, 2009.

  1. detz macrumors 65816

    Jun 29, 2007
  2. CarlosH macrumors member

    Apr 9, 2008
    San Francisco, CA
    Is nice to hear this. Thanks for sharing this information.
  3. admanimal macrumors 68040

    Apr 22, 2005
    Apple's letter doesn't necessarily say that apps will be dropped if people don't renew contracts, although I guess it's not a huge leap to assume that. All the letter says is that contracts will automatically be renewed if you pay the membership fee again. It doesn't state what the consequences of not renewing are.
  4. spinyanteater macrumors newbie

    Oct 15, 2008
    I think it's to be expected that if you drop out of the program then your contracts are not renewed and your apps are withdrawn from sale! :p (I say this in the nicest way, Detz - I have great respect for you and your apps :))

    The other point you make on your forum Detz, is that there will be a big drop-off of bad apps. I'm afraid I don't think this will happen - there is a steady stream of developers keen to 'have a go' at developing for the AppStore so I think new bad apps will appear at least as fast as old ones drop off.
  5. firewood macrumors 604

    Jul 29, 2003
    Silicon Valley
    I seriously doubt that the iTunes store can legally continue to distribute or sell an app without a valid (and non-expired) contract with the copyright holder.

    but ianal.

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