Ever since its inception, the rules governing the App Store have more or less stayed the same. Sure, Apple has implemented various tweaks and enhancements over the years, but the underlying fundamentals have largely remained unchanged.
Well, it’s time to buckle up folks, because Apple is planning to completely revamp the way we think about and purchase software. In a wide-ranging interview with The Verge, Apple executive Phil Schiller detailed all of the changes Apple plans to roll out to the App Store experience in the near future.
First and foremost, Apple will soon allow developers to sell subscription-based apps across any category. As it stands today, only a few type of apps (news, dating, audio streaming) have the ability to offer users subscription pricing.
“Now we’re going to open up to all categories,” Schiller explained, “and that includes games, which is a huge category.”