Following is her statement Apple:
We believe the problem with the application WordPress has been resolved. Since the developer has removed the service payment options page from the app, it is now a free standalone app. We have informed the developer and apologize for any confusion we have caused.
You will notice that the Apple states that the developer - WordPress did the right thing and removed the "service payment options page from the app" and from what I know is technically true. But as far as I know, this did not happen today: it happened weeks or months ago.
So yesterday the application WordPress did not sell any of everything in the domain “WordPress.com ”, unless you can do magic. Yes, an older version of the app contained a "Plans" tab that displayed some of the different hosting packages for premium customers:
But even with an older version of the app it was not possible to buy anything. Its developer WordPress Matt Mullenwag told TheVerge that he had previously offered to remove any reports of paid packages from the app (even a feature that allowed a user to see a preview of his own website at WordPress.com), but these proposals were rejected by Apple.
OR Apple wanted to force in-app purchases to earn 30%.
Matt Mullenwag reported that Apple forced him to add it earlier Apple in-app purchases (IAP). He stated that the Apple locked the app updates, and gave it 30 days to add the Apple IAP.
I am very grateful that folks at Apple re-reviewed @WordPressiOS and have let us know we do not need to implement in-app purchases to be able to continue to update the app. Bad news travels faster than good, usually, so please consider sharing that they reversed course.
- Matt Mullenweg (@photomatt) August 23