Twitter to charge $11 for blue verification for iPhone user

Twitter to charge $11 for blue verification for iPhone user

According to the Information, the Twitter Blue plan is currently on hold, but when it resumes, you will have to pay an increased price of $11 per month if you subscribe from iOS.

According to the report, the subscription plan will cost $7 per month if purchased online. However, it will be more expensive on iOS to compensate for Apple’s App Store fees. Notably, Apple charges developers 30% for the first year of subscription, but drops to 15% after that.

On November 9, Twitter introduced a new subscription plan with a verification mark, charging users $7.99 per month. If Twitter were to charge $10.38 to offset App Store fees, the new price change of $11 sounds like a rounding error.

Elon Musk, the owner of Twitter, recently went on a tirade against Apple for pausing advertisements on Twitter, accusing the tech giant of hating “free speech in America” and threatening to “withhold Twitter from its App Store.” However, after Musk met Tim Cook on a tour of Apple’s Cupertino campus, everything was fine again.

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Musk stated that Cook clarified that there was no intention of removing Twitter from the App Store. In addition, Apple has resumed advertising on the social media platform. According to The platformer reporter Zo Schiffer, Apple spends nearly $100 million per year on Twitter advertising.

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has also been critical of Apple’s App Store fees. He described them as a “secret tax” levied by Apple last month. However, Musk has previously criticized the App Store commission. Last year, he sided with Epic in its battle with Apple, claiming that these fees are a “de facto global tax on the internet.”

However, if Twitter offers subscriptions through iOS, it will have to follow App Store rules, just like many other disgruntled companies, such as Spotify.  Taylor Hatmaker pointed out in her story last month, “you can be mad that Apple takes 30% of what you make on the iPhone, but 30% of zero is still zero.”

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