Microsoft and Apple are reportedly at loggerheads over latter's insistence of applying its policy of taking a 30-percent cut of all in-app purchases on Microsoft's high-profile apps.
Microsoft's SkyDrive app for iOS has been a talking point off-late after reports emerged that Apple was sitting on an update to the app allegedly due to a dispute over its share of revenue from SkyDrive subscriptions bought within the app.
Now a report in AllThingsD confirms that Apple indeed rejected - not just delayed - an update to the app, as part of a general disagreement with Microsoft that extends way beyond the SkyDrive app. According to the report, the real dispute is over the widely anticipated Microsoft Office apps for iOS, due to release in 2013.
Sources familiar with the ongoing negotiations between Apple and Microsoft tell AllThingsD that the companies are at loggerheads not over the 30 percent commission Apple asks of storage upgrade sales made through SkyDrive, but over applying that same commission to Office 365 subscriptions sold through Microsoft Office for iOS, which is expected to launch sometime next year.