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Apple Unveils App Store Subscription Service; Not Everyone Is Thrilled

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Apple Unveils App Store Subscription Service; Not Everyone Is Thrilled

Apple Unveils App Store Subscription Service; Not Everyone Is Thrilled

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STEVE INSKEEP, Host:

But as NPR's Wendy Kaufman reports, not everybody is happy with this new arrangement.

WENDY KAUFMAN: Nina Link, who heads the Association of Magazine Media, a major trade group, says she's frustrated by Apple's approach.

NINA LINK: From what we understand, it's not as flexible as it needs to be.

KAUFMAN: Philip Elmer-Dewitt writes a blog called Apple 2.0 for Fortune Magazine. He says from the publishers perspective the rules are draconian.

PHILIP ELMER: If the terms don't change, I don't see how Amazon and the others can continue to have apps in the app store. I predict they're going to fall out.

KAUFMAN: Wendy Kaufman, NPR News.

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