New iOS SkyDrive app can't be used to buy more cloud storage

Earlier today, version 3.0 of Microsoft's SkyDrive app for iOS devices was released on iTunes. Microsoft promoted a number of new features in the new iOS version when they announced it, but the company did leave one thing out of the app: a way to directly purchase additional cloud storage space.

In fact, there's no way to create a new SkyDrive account from the iOS app at all. iPhone and iPad users who want to sign up for a new SkyDrive account have to go to Microsoft's SkyDrive web site to create an account for the service and to pay for additional storage beyond the free amount that Microsoft offers.

The Next Web posted up a statement from Microsoft which said in part, "We worked with Apple to create a solution that benefited our mutual customers." Obviously the "solution" is not quite the one that Microsoft would prefer to have, but there's also no stopping iOS owners from surfing over to the SkyDrive site via Safari to purchase their extra space if they want to go that route.

This sort of third party solution has cropped up before. Amazon's Kindle app for iOS also makes people purchase their eBooks via the Amazon.com website, rather than directly from the app itself.

Source: The Next Web | Image via Microsoft

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