In App Purchases: Auto-Renewable vs Non-Renewing Subscription purchase types

Some example of Auto-Renewable and Non-Renewing Subscription purchase types.


  • Recurring delivery of newspapers or magazine issues
  • Monthly subscription to audio or video streaming feed
  • Weekly membership to a dating service
  • Business app providing cloud storage services

Non-Renewing Subscriptions:

  • One week subscription to a voice guidance feature within a navigation app
  • Annual subscription to online catalog of archived video or audio

There’s a great guide, “Getting Started with In-App Purchase on iOS and OS X”, here:

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