Facebook Inc on Thursday told Reuters that Apple Inc rejected its attempt to tell users the iPhone maker would take a 30% cut of sales in a new online events feature, forcing Facebook to remove the message to get the tool to users.
Apple said the app update was being rejected for showing 'irrelevant' information to users.
“Now more than ever, we should have the option to help people understand where money they intend for small businesses actually goes. Unfortunately Apple rejected our transparency notice around their 30% tax but we are still working to make that information available inside the app experience,” Facebook said in a statement.
The statement was present in a new tool that lets businesses host paid online events in order to offset revenue lost during the coronavirus outbreak. Facebook asked Apple to wave the 30% fee so that all of the event revenue could be passed to business owners, but the company refused. It then attempted to provide notice of Apple's cut to users; however, that was rejected by Apple as 'irrelevant' information.
Facebook tried to post a similar notice on its app for Android but that message appears to have been rejected by Google as well.