|Twitter Blue to be priced at $11 for iPhone app customers: Report|
Twitter Inc plans to vary the pricing of its Twitter Blue subscription product to $11, from $7.99, if paid for by its iPhone app and to $7 if paid for on the web site, the Information reported on Wednesday, citing an individual briefed on the plans.
The transfer was doubtless a pushback in opposition to Apple Inc’s 30% minimize on any funds made by customers through apps on the iOS working system, the report mentioned.
The decrease pricing on the web site was additionally more likely to drive extra customers to that platform versus signing up on their iPhones, the report mentioned. It didn’t point out whether or not pricing would change for the Android platform as properly.
Musk, who took possession of Twitter in October, is planning to roll out the micro running a blog web site’s verified service with totally different colored checks for people, corporations and governments, after a botched preliminary launch led to a surge in customers impersonating celebrities and types on the platform.
Twitter, Apple and Google, which owns the Android working system, didn’t instantly reply to a request for remark.
Musk, in a sequence of tweets final week listed numerous grievances with Apple, together with the 30% payment the iPhone maker expenses software program builders for in-app purchases.
He additionally posted a meme suggesting he was keen to “go to conflict” with Apple moderately than paying the fee.
Musk later met Apple chief government Tim Cook on the firm’s headquarters and later tweeted that the misunderstanding about Twitter being faraway from Apple’s app retailer was resolved.