I talked to Apple support, and they said that if a customer paying an older, lower subscription price lapses due to a billing failure, they will continue to pay the lower price so long as they correct the billing issue within 60 days. After that, they must re-subscribe to the new, higher price.
Quite reasonable. Thanks for the information. I assume that if they purposely cancel the subscription then the 60 day period is exhausted should they decide to resubscribe. Is that correct?
Key words those. Wonder if Apple attaches any qualifiers. I suspect it's no questions asked unless the user is flagged as a repeat requestor.
Thanks for the followup and good luck in the store.