I'm contemplating pricing for my product. It is an internet based game that is sold via subscription. I planned on a price point of $1/month. I can process a credit card subscription for about 3% (figuring a year's subscription), but the lure of in-app purchases on Apple iOS devices is compelling, but the 30% cut is a bit unpalatable.
Apple has loosened its in-app purchase policy. I'm now allowed to sell subscriptions in-app and on my website at different prices.
If I do this, say offer the game at $1.50/month (net to me, $1.05) via in-app purchase and $1/month on my website (net to me $0.97) will I have customer backlash even if I both explain the higher prices are due to Apple's excessive fees and offer to drop them if Apple drops their fees?