Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 2nd May 2012 08:29 UTC
Apple Apple is rejecting applications that use Dropbox because if the user of such an application does not have the actual Dropbox application installed, he is presented with a Dropbox login form through Safari, which happens to also show a sign-up link, and after clicking on that sign-up link, users could potentially run into one of the paid Dropbox options. Application developers and users surprised by this may need to read about the frog and the scorpion.
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RE: Good
by Molehill on Wed 2nd May 2012 14:14 UTC in reply to "Good"
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2012-05-02

You seem to be implying this is about popups and such like. It isn't. It is about Apple stopping apps having an external mechanism to pay for something. Apple won't get a percentage of the payment if they allowed this.

In this particular case they are being overly pedantic and one cynically feels this is to promote iCloud over dropbox. Surely a web browser should be banned for this rule as it allows external mechanisms to buy things.

Edited 2012-05-02 14:15 UTC

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