Twitter’s oft-delayed paid verification service is reportedly being postponed again, this time due to Elon Musk’s ongoing beef with Apple How Cupertino’s giants treat in-app purchases
Twitter CEO Elon Musk Had said Twitter Blue Would you relaunch? this This Friday, however, the social media company is postponing it launch As it tries to Avoid paying Apple’s 30% cut of subscription revenue, reports Platformer, Newsletter from Zoe Schiffer and Casey Newton, tech journalists
Twitter’s bid to Withhold Apple’s fee for purchases in the iOS app store coincides with Musk’s broadside against the iPhone maker, which he launched with a series of Tweets this week. Monday Musk It was claimed that Apple It had removed most of its ads Twitter They had threatened to kill them. to You can now remove social media networks from the iOS App Store.
When Twitter Blue finally launches, it’s expected to Different from what Musk Initial proposal. Users will be asked questions by the service to Verify their phone number and pay $8. This is an increase of a penny over the $7.99 price. Platformer.
It is neither Twitter nor Apple Responded immediately to You can submit a comment. Twitter According to some reports, the company no longer has a communication department. Apple It has not been publicly acknowledged Musk’s claims.
Musk He complained about the 30% fee as part his growing feud with Apple. “Did you know Apple puts a secret 30% tax on everything you buy through their App Store?,” Musk tweeted Monday
The fee in the technology industry is not a secret. It is actually quite common to try and to evade Apple’s cut of subscription revenue, Musk And Twitter Take part in a long-running battle between smartphone app store owners, like Apple Google, as well as software developers, including large names such Meta and Spotify.
Apple Google takes a cut of all in-app purchases made by users through their smartphone app store, including subscriptions. to services like Twitter Blue. However, the commission could be as high at 30%. Apple In recent years, Google and Google have decreased the fees for small developers.
Epic Games, the developers behind the project, will be launching the new game in 2020. Fortnite video game, sued Apple, arguing the 30% cut—and the iPhone manufacturer’s rules to ensure developers paid it—were anti-competitive.
Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers ruled this in 2021 Apple had to Allow developers to Link to Payment systems that are not available in the iOS app store would be exempted from the 30% cut but were not declared. Apple A monopoly. Epic Games appealing The ruling.
Twitter Could you try? to Send its users to Payment services offered outside the iOS App Store could help to maintain the 30% revenue share. Twitter’s pocket rather than Apple’s.
The latest delay was Twitter Blue This is the latest setback to the service. It has been delayed several times since its catastrophic failure. launch.
Musk originally introduced The paid verification service will be available Nov. 6. Some immediately available Twitter Blue Subscribers impersonated official accounts of companies such as Lockheed Martin, Eli Lilly and Nintendo, exchanging jokes and false information. Twitter It was immediately suspended.
Musk The service has not yet indicated when it would be returning. The Twitter CEO was the first to tweet that the service had been launched would return November 29, but has since said otherwise Twitter Blue Was being “postponed indefinitely,” This would then be launched on December 2.
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