Readability pulled from App Store, calls out Apple for its greed
Readability is an odd target, especially considering Apple liked the script enough to build it into its Web browser as Safari Reader. Nevertheless, rules are rules, and Apple helpfully pointed Readability to section 11.2 of the App Store Guidelines, which requires developers to utilize Apple's payment system. The Readability team is pretty miffed, going so far as to say, "we believe that your new policy smacks of greed."
The team goes on to say it's Apple's right to make policies like this, but "to impose this course on any web service or web application that delivers any value outside of iOS will only discourage smaller ventures like ours to invest in iOS apps for our services." To close things out, Readability takes one last dig at Apple -- saying it would re-submit the app if Apple would be willing to give 70% of its 30% take back to content producers the way Readability does.
We're guessing that last bit is highly unlikely.