According to the latest reports, amid the Twitter fiasco, Twitter blue ticks may now cost $11 per month to Apple users and $7 to those who subscribe to the service through web.
It must be noted that Apple charges a 30% fee to the developers for the first year of subscription, but drops to 15% from the second year. So when Elon Musk introduced the world to Twitter Blue, it charged users $7.99 per month and adding Apple’s charge, would cost a user $10.38. However, reports now suggest that Twitter Blue will cost $11 to Apple users.
Musk has publicly spoken against Apple charging a 30% tax on app stores.
Reports also suggest that a few days ago, Musk and Tim Cook, CEO, of Apple had a meeting where the two discussed the 30% tax that Apple levies on its developers. The meeting also clarified that Twitter will not be banned from Apple stores as many had speculated.
Good conversation. Among other things, we resolved the misunderstanding about Twitter potentially being removed from the App Store. Tim was clear that Apple never considered doing so.— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) November 30, 2022
After Musk took over the social media platform, it was alleged that Apple had stopped its advertisements on Twitter in the United States. However, Musk later stated that Apple has resumed all its ads on Twitter.
Twitter Blue is an optional monthly subscription that will allow users to have a blue tick against their names on the social media platform. Musk initially announced that the service is going to launch in December. However, it was discontinued after many it was alleged many users were using the service inappropriately. Musk later announced that the service will be launched again with additional features.