Comixology removes in-app purchases to avoid paying fees to Apple

It’s about to get a bit more difficult to buy comic books from a mobile device. Comixology is replacing its iOS app today with a new version that removes the ability to purchase comics. The new app is solely a comic book reader, which means that you’ll have to visit the company’s website to purchase new comics. You can browse comics in the new app and download free comics directly, but paid comics can only be added to your wish list for later purchase online. As with the old app, previously purchased comics can be downloaded and synced directly from the app.

The change certainly isn’t an improvement for iOS users, but it’s clear why the change has been made: Apple’s App Store policies demand that it receive a 30 percent cut of all…

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