Apple stops blocking Microsoft SkyDrive, version 3.0 live in the App Store

Apple stops blocking Microsoft SkyDrive, version 3.0 live in the App Store
Most of the conspiracy theorists tend to say that Apple is always blocking every single Google app update that rolls into the iTunes App Store, but the reality is that Apple hasn't substantially blocked a Google app since Google Voice was first submitted. Of course, it's a bit different story with Microsoft, because Apple has been blocking Microsoft SkyDrive for almost a year. But, that standoff has finally been resolved, and SkyDrive version 3.0 is now live in the App Store.

The issue was that Microsoft had the functionality for users to upgrade storage options in the app, and per Apple's iTunes agreement, Apple wanted a 30% cut of any in-app purchases. For some reason, Microsoft decided to fight and fight over the issue, which ended up being pointless, because in the end, Microsoft simply used the web workaround, just like Amazon did with its Kindle app. Storage upgrades for SkyDrive are now done via the web, rather than in-app. 

The update adds support for the iPhone 5 and iPad mini, as well as adding the option to download full size images to your iOS device. Other than that, it's a bit of a UI refresh, better document support, and various bug fixes. 

If you want to grab Microsoft SkyDrive for iOS, it's available for free in the iTunes App Store.

source: The Verge



1. Kreft

Posts: 84; Member since: Dec 27, 2012

Good. F apple. Microsoft shouldn't give them a dime. Worst company ever.

4. htc_evo_3d

Posts: 84; Member since: Mar 11, 2013

apple wanted 30% share. now they are left with nothing. GREEDY.

5. 305Bucko

Posts: 506; Member since: Aug 07, 2011

Yes, because Microsoft is such a nice corporation and always plays nice -.-


Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Their both greedy™

2. amiaq

Posts: 509; Member since: Jun 30, 2012

sick of Apple and iOS

3. ama3654

Posts: 295; Member since: Nov 27, 2012

Apple wants a cut in everything smh!

6. TechBizJP08

Posts: 495; Member since: Mar 25, 2013

I agree. Now apple wants money, money, money..

12. zibbyzib2000

Posts: 221; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

Yes... because Google doesn't keep 30% of the purchases either right?

13. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Android you can run you own store every oem has one. But user always buy from play store so we don't get tied to a fix brand like Samsung or Sony. Freedom!

7. bojan

Posts: 188; Member since: Oct 06, 2012

apple sucks and greedy as a company they don't want people to control a phone they payed big money for they don't customizing it and they don't want companies to take control of there apps in the app store a company like this should die faster than it already is.

8. bojan

Posts: 188; Member since: Oct 06, 2012

if apple users are smart they would all switch to a diffrent phone to make statment to show them that without them apple is nothing. then they would let you all get what you deserve to take more control of your phones that you paid so much money for.

9. Abbath

Posts: 99; Member since: Sep 16, 2012

screw Apple! There was a time where they were very good competitors...unfortunately for them the world of smartphone took big jumps while Apple just starting rotting

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