According to Apple’s old policy, the company said that apps “would not directly or indirectly make it possible to request the purchase of content, features or consumables to others.” That part of the guidelines has changed and says now that apps “can enable presentation of items that qualify for purchase of apps to others.” It is noted that the gifts can only be refunded to the original buyer and can not be exchanged.
Apple does not describe how exactly the process will work, as Apple has not introduced specific interfaces to send in-app purchases. Developers are likely to get more information about the policy in the near future so that they can implement the new presentation feature. Apple reported that people have already spent more than $ 1
00 billion in app purchases and the ability to purchase subscriptions and other features for others can only spark more expenses.
Apple has allowed its users to purchase apps for each other for sometime, and it is possible that it will expand the current feature to include purchases in the app. To give someone an app, users must open the App Store, find the app, touch the three-dot icon next to the app’s price and select the “Presentation” option from the menu. An app credit is sent to the recipient via email.