Elon Musk’s decision has to do with the 30% that Apple takes from purchases in its App Store.
Twitter plans to charge 11 dollars per month for your “Twitter Blue” subscription on iPhone, unlike the 7 that will cost for the rest of the users. The explanation for the increase has to do with the 30% that Apple gets from in-app purchases.
The iPhone’s higher price may allow Twitter to provide Apple with its 30 percent of the profits from in-app purchases without significantly affecting revenues. company income.
Despite the fact that there is still not enough information to know how it will be implemented, this may lead users to contract directly via the web, to avoid the surcharge.
Also, this is not the first time for iPhone users that it happens that they have to pay more. It’s important to note that while other companies like Spotify have charged higher prices on the iPhone in the past, this can cause confusion for consumers who don’t understand why prices are different depending on the device.
It’s worth mentioning that Apple has no problem with companies charging more for in-app subscriptions than they do on the web. However, without more information, it is difficult to say for sure what the effects of this price difference will be.
Twitter recently changed the price of its subscription service, “Twitter Blue”, after a dispute with Apple.
The disagreement began when Tesla CEO Elon Musk criticized Apple’s app store fees, claiming that Apple had “threatened to hold Twitter back from its app store.”
However, Musk later withdrew his statement after meeting with Apple CEO Tim Cook. Elon Musk and Tim Cook met at Apple Park and, according to Musk, had a “good conversation” about a “misunderstanding” about the possible removal of Twitter from the App Store.
Twitter Blue and content moderation
Twitter plans to relaunch Twitter Blue this Friday. Subscriptions stopped after Musk included a checkmark with Twitter Blue, which allowed people with $8 to spend to impersonate celebrities and other high-profile people. Twitter Blue is not available from November 11.
Twitter Blue is expected to be relaunched with a range of new features, including different badge colors for corporations, government accounts, and individuals. In addition, there may be restrictions on changing usernames and limits on registrations for newer accounts.
This is intended to improve the overall user experience on the platform.
Meanwhile, Elon Musk is learning that running a global platform with nearly 240 million daily active users requires more than just good algorithms and often requires imperfect solutions to difficult situations, difficult decisions that ultimately must be made by a human being and that will surely upset someone.
One of the most contentious cases was that of Anglin, the founder of an infamous neo-Nazi website, who was reinstated a week ago. He is one of many previously banned users who benefited from an amnesty granted by the new owner of Twitter.
The next day, Musk suspended Ye, the rapper formerly known as Kanye West, after he posted an image of a swastika fused with the Star of David.
“That’s fine”Anglin tweeted on Friday. “Whatever the rules are, people will follow them. We just have to know what the rules are.”
Ask Musk. Since the richest man in the world paid 44,000 million dollars for Twitterthe platform is struggling to define its rules for misinformation and hate speech, has issued conflicting statements, and has failed to fully address what researchers say is a worrying rise in hate speech.
The “tweeter boss” may be learning that running a global platform with nearly 240 million daily active users requires more than just good algorithms and often requires imperfect solutions to difficult situations, difficult decisions that ultimately must be made. for human being and that will surely upset someone.
Musk, a self-described free-speech absolutist, has stated that he wants to make Twitter a global digital public square, but also said that he would not make major decisions about content or about restoring banned accounts before creating a ‘content moderation advice’‘ with different points of view.