Twitter Blue subscription plan will cost you more on Apple’s iOS. iPhone users will have to pay $11 per month for the Blue subscription, according to a The Information report. While on the web, the subscription will cost $7. The report comes days after Twitter CEO Elon Musk called out Apple saying said that the tech giant levies a 30 per cent ‘secret’ tax on developers who publish their apps on the App Store. The update is likely to offset the App Store commission on its operating system for iPhones and iPads. The original Blue subscription was priced at $7.99.
Apple’s 30 per cent cut on apps on the App store has been long criticized by many developers and widely used apps like Spotify.
Musk started off a public spat with Apple’s Tim Cook after the tech giant ceased running advertisements on the micro-blogging platform. Musk further said that Apple threatened to ban Twitter from its app store without providing any explanation. However, just a week after Apple resumed advertising on the Twitter platform. Musk also met Tim Cook and resolved what the former called a “misunderstanding.” He said the two had a “good conversation” and that Apple never truly considered dropping Twitter from the App Store.
The new Twitter Blue was launched a week after Musk’s takeover which led to chaos on the platform as both legacy checkmarks and the new Twitter Blue subscriptions were active. Several accounts impersonated other accounts, both with the checkmark. A user created a fake Nintendo account and posted an image of Mario flipping the bird while some other user impersonated the pharmaceutical company Eli Lilly and posted a tweet saying that insulin is now free. Eventually, Twitter ended up rolling back the feature. Twitter Blue has not been available since November 11.