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Apple Rejects Facebook Update That Revealed 30% In-App Purchase Fee

Apple Rejects Facebook Update That Revealed 30% In-App Purchase Fee

Posted August 28, 2020 at 3:20pm by iClarified
Apple has blocked a Facebook update that informed users of the company's 30% in-app purchase fee, reports Reuters via The Verge.

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.

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Apple Rejects Facebook Update That Revealed 30% In-App Purchase Fee
[via Verge]
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vinnyg - August 30, 2020 at 12:57am
Apple without Face Book apps is the best idea Apple has had in years.
Griesel - August 29, 2020 at 7:57am
“Facebook doesn’t take a fee from this purchase”. Yes we don’t!! But we will access your personal and private information, sell it to whomever we want and make even more money than Apple ever can from their measly 30%... 😁
NoGoodNick - August 28, 2020 at 4:34pm
How is this NOT a clear example of corporate muzzling of free speech, pure and simple. They aren’t being punished for their legal contract with Apple, merely for publicly acknowledging it!
A-Non-E-Moose - August 28, 2020 at 3:40pm
Classic Apple. Don’t want to give too much info on how it becomes a $2 trillion company.
NoGoodNick - August 28, 2020 at 4:39pm
That’s easy. It had nothing to do with their sales, or even their future earning (which remain solid), instead they’re the ONLY publicly traded company keeping the entire Stock Market afloat, and everyone is terrified that if they don’t, the entire thing will collapse!
McApple1 - August 28, 2020 at 11:30pm
Or simple say that Facebook doesn’t want anything to do with privacy because accessing personal info is okay. Hell no! I say Zuck off!
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