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Apple to Introduce Try It Before You Buy It
Posted By Tiffany Black On October 4, 2011 @ 10:23 am In Apps,Smartphones and PDAs,Tablets and eReaders | 1 Comment
Have you ever bought an app for your iPhone and later thought that was a waste of $.99? Soon you may not have to buy an app without the ability of trying it first.
According to TechCrunch, Apple might be working on a way for users to give iOS apps a test drive before they pay full price and no-jailbreaking (aka iOS app piracy) is required. Self-dubbed iOS Hacker Sonny Dickson, discovered a string of code within the latest iTunes Beta that indicates apps will have a “rental period” and that will be automatically deleted after said period runs out.
While this code indicates a solution to one problem, it may also create another. If an app is $.99, how much do you charge to rent it? $.05? $.10? And how long will rental period for apps be? Will app developers get to choose the length and cost of app rentals?
Read more on TechCrunch .
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