SkyDrive, an online service provided by Microsoft, lets you store content in the cloud, giving you 7GB for free, so you can access to your songs, videos and documents wherever you are.
SkyDrive is available for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch in the form of a universal app. Last time it received an update was June of last year, a few months before the launch of Apple’s three new products – the iPhone 5, iPad Mini and iPad 4.
The reason behind the lack of an update was that Apple and Microsoft couldn’t reach an agreement regarding in-app purchases. This is because SkyDrive lets you buy more storage. But Apple charges 30 percent to third parties for every subscription sale– an amount Microsoft refused to pay.
Now, it seems both companies have reached an agreement that pleases them. This is what Microsoft said in an official statement:
“We worked with Apple to create a solution that benefited our mutual customers. The SkyDrive app for iOS is slightly different than other SkyDrive apps in that people interested in buying additional storage will do so via the web versus in the app.”
Despite this, SkyDrive 3.0 for iOS does not seem to let users buy more storage.
To explain this decision, Microsoft also said “people interested in buying additional storage will do so via the web versus in the app.”, meaning that as a user you would have to use the mobile Safari browser to make a purchase and Apple will still make a profit.
The latest version of SkyDrive for iOS now supports the iPad Mini and the iPhone 5′s 4-inch display, a revamped user experience and icon, the ability to download full resolution photographs to iPad and iPhone, amongst other improvements.
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