Apple has pulled the Financial Times iPhone and iPad apps from the App Store in a row over subscriptions.
Paidcontent reports that the two companies were unable to come to an agreement about Apple's rules that in-app subscription payments must go through iTunes.
The row has been rumbling on since Apple began enforcing its subscription rules and taking a 30 percent cut of subcription revenues generated through all apps available in the App Store. Apple asked that all subscription-based apps complied with its rules by the end of June, though the FT was seemingly unwilling to step into line and began urging subscribers to use the FT web app.
The FT now claims to have 550,000 users of its web app, though only back in February it claimed to have a similar number of people that had downloaded its no-longer-available iPad app.
An FT spokesman told Paidcontent that the apps would no longer be available in the App Store, and implied that this would be a permanent state of affairs. Apple has not made any comment.
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