Twitter plans to change its pricing Twitter Blue subscription from $7.99 for the iPhone app to $11 to offset Apple’s App Store fee.
The paid subscription will reportedly cost $7 if paid for on the site, the information reported Wednesday, citing a person briefed on the plans.
The move is likely a backlash against Apple’s 30 percent cut in all payments made by users through apps on the iOS operating system, the report said.
The lower prices on the site are also likely to attract more users to this platform rather than signing up on their iPhones, the report said. There was no mention of whether prices would change for the Android platform as well.
Musk, who became the owner of Twitter in October, plans to launch the platform’s paid verification service with different-colored checks for individuals, businesses and governments, after a botched initial launch led to a surge in users identifying themselves on the platform as celebrities and brands expenditure.
Existing Twitter Blue subscribers who originally subscribed to iOS must upgrade to the higher iOS price to receive a blue tick Twitter.
“You will receive a prorated refund for the remaining days of your previous subscription,” the site reads.
“If existing iOS subscribers do not wish to upgrade, they can either cancel on iOS or their existing subscriptions will be canceled with a notification.”
Among the list of complaints Musk tweeted was the up to 30% fee Apple charges software developers for in-app purchases, with Musk posting a meme implying that he was ready to “go to war” with Apple ‘ instead of paying the commission.
The fee has drawn criticism and lawsuits from companies like Epic Games, the makers of “Fortnite,” while drawing the attention of regulators worldwide.
Musk later met Apple CEO Tim Cook at the company’s headquarters and later tweeted that the misunderstanding over Twitter’s removal from Apple’s App Store was resolved.
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https://metro.co.uk/2022/12/08/twitter-to-hike-its-paid-subscription-to-11-a-month-for-iphone-users-17900646/ Twitter is increasing its paid subscription for iPhone users to $11 per month