According to people familiar with the matter, microblogging service Twitter intends to change the price of Twitter Blue subscription for various payment terms. So, when paying through the application for iPhone, the price of Twitter Blue will be $11 instead of the usual $7.99, and if you pay through the site – $7.
The move is likely Twitter’s response to the 30% fee Apple charges on any payments made by users through apps on the iOS operating system. The additional discount on the site should encourage users to switch to the platform rather than register through their iPhones. At the same time, there is no information about whether users of Android devices should expect price changes.
Twitter, Apple and Google have not yet commented on this information.
Recall that after the acquisition of Twitter, the new owner, Elon Musk, decided to launch a paid subscription to Twitter Blue. But its appearance provoked havoc with copycats, and the subscription was canceled 2 days after launch. Later, Musk decided that manually checking and implementing a system of different-colored checkmarks: Blue, Gray and Gold would fix the problem. In the meantime, trouble crept up from where they did not expect – according to Musk, Apple “threatened to remove” Twitter from the App Store. Later, Musk decided to delay his Twitter Blue subscription in order to “annoy” Apple and deprive it of 30% of the commission. Despite recent reports of a “truce” between tech companies, now iPhone users are likely to have to pay more for a Twitter Blue subscription.
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