Elon Musk postponed the introduction of the $8 Twitter Blue subscription to avoid paying a commission to Apple
The long-suffering Twitter Blue subscription still cannot be fully launched. This time there is a new reason for the postponement.
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Twitter Blue was supposed to be re-launched on November 29th and would have offered Twitter users more features, including three types of verification - for regular accounts, as well as for accounts of companies and government agencies. But Elon Musk is in no hurry to do this, and the reason for this is his reluctance to share income with Apple.
At the beginning of the month, a test version of Twitter Blue was available exclusively to iOS users. But as a result, the owners of smartphones and tablets of Apple generally risk not being able to subscribe.
This is due to the fact that the new owner of the social network does not want to give almost a third (30%) of the income from Twitter Blue to Apple. It won't be possible to subscribe bypassing Apple's store. Now we just have to wait and see how the situation develops.
Good conversation. Among other things, we resolved the misunderstanding about Twitter potentially being removed from the App Store. Tim was clear that Apple never considered doing so.- Elon Musk (@elonmusk) November 30, 2022
But you don't have to worry about Twitter being removed from the App Store. Elon Musk announced that he had resolved all misunderstandings by meeting with the CEO of Apple Tim Cook. Note that Musk recently threatened to create his own smartphone if Apple and Google remove Twitter from their software stores.
Source: The Verge.