iPhone users will pay more for Twitter Blue thanks to Apple

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The article doesn’t make much sense. With Apples thirty percent cut, Twitter blue on ios would be around 9 dollars not 11.
 

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“it plans to change the pricing of its Twitter Blue subscription product to $7 if users pay for it through the web and $11 if they do so through its app for iPhones”.

Basic math:
A 30% “premium” would mean 7*1.3=$9.10 blue check cost + App Store premium.
A 57% premium would mean 7*1.57=11$ blue check cost + App Store premium + Ultra premium.

Basic playing with Media math:
Elon Musk speak with purposeful if not comical intent + Media eat it up getting lots of clicks = eeeeeveryone wins! (Shhh, don’t let the secret out that the blue check will cost the same).
 

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Seems like another example of the really poor writing and content that's come on or into the non-forum aspects of this site. Maybe I missed a management or ownership change???

The Apple and Microsoft stores deliver an overall package of vetted, secure and convenient purchasing. Other choices exist for those who do not like that.
 

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Twitter Blue isn't going to cost me anything extra because of Apple... because I have no interest in signing up for it!
 

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“it plans to change the pricing of its Twitter Blue subscription product to $7 if users pay for it through the web and $11 if they do so through its app for iPhones”.

Basic math:
A 30% “premium” would mean 7*1.3=$9.10 blue check cost + App Store premium.
A 57% premium would mean 7*1.57=11$ blue check cost + App Store premium + Ultra premium.

Basic playing with Media math:
Elon Musk speak with purposeful if not comical intent + Media eat it up getting lots of clicks = eeeeeveryone wins! (Shhh, don’t let the secret out that the blue check will cost the same).

$7 on the web is definitely lower cost than $11 in the app for users. No sure how that's the same. And Elon doesn't say the $11 only reflects the 30%.
 

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No, thanks to Twitter. Twitter is responsible for the prices it charges. What I do is install the twitter web app and not use the App Store app.
 

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$7 on the web is definitely lower cost than $11 in the app for users. No sure how that's the same. And Elon doesn't say the $11 only reflects the 30%.

Understood. I was just trying to breakdown the absurdity of the Musk claim. I completely believe Musk is treating media like they are a cat and he is dragging around catnip at the end of string.
Regarding the App Store, I think Apple provides the medium at huge cost, so it is reasonable for their 30% year one and 15% year two and beyond(I believe that is the rate for the big players). But where Apple will have to give in IMHO is in-app hyperlinks to alternate website payment. I've been doing it for multiple years with Kindle on IpadOS but instead of the hyperlink I type in the book title in Amazon.
 

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Understood. I was just trying to breakdown the absurdity of the Musk claim. I completely believe Musk is treating media like they are a cat and he is dragging around catnip at the end of string.
Regarding the App Store, I think Apple provides the medium at huge cost, so it is reasonable for their 30% year one and 15% year two and beyond(I believe that is the rate for the big players). But where Apple will have to give in IMHO is in-app hyperlinks to alternate website payment. I've been doing it for multiple years with Kindle on IpadOS but instead of the hyperlink I type in the book title in Amazon.

I also think his figures were based on the original $8, rather than $7.
 

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Understood. I was just trying to breakdown the absurdity of the Musk claim. I completely believe Musk is treating media like they are a cat and he is dragging around catnip at the end of string.
Regarding the App Store, I think Apple provides the medium at huge cost, so it is reasonable for their 30% year one and 15% year two and beyond(I believe that is the rate for the big players). But where Apple will have to give in IMHO is in-app hyperlinks to alternate website payment. I've been doing it for multiple years with Kindle on IpadOS but instead of the hyperlink I type in the book title in Amazon.

Love this analogy!