According to The Information, Twitter intends to charge $11 a month for a Twitter Blue membership on the iPhone to cover Apple’s 30% cut of in-app purchases. Twitter Blue will cost $7 per month on the internet. Twitter was charging $7.99 for membership to Blue before it was put on hold, but the cost will increase before it relaunches.
Some staff has reportedly been informed of the new pricing, but because Twitter CEO Elon Musk is renowned for making rash choices, it is still unclear if things could change. Other businesses, such as Spotify, have in the past imposed higher fees on the iPhone than on the web, but this frequently causes consumer confusion because they do not understand why the costs vary depending on the device.
Twitter Blue Has Revised Its Prices
Apple is fine with businesses charging more for subscriptions in apps than they do online. Following a brief debate between Twitter and Apple, pricing adjustments for Blue have been made. Musk last week blasted Apple’s App Store subscription prices and said the company had “threatened to ban Twitter from its App Store,” but he later withdrew that assertion after meeting with Tim Cook, CEO of Apple. After their meeting at Apple Park, Musk claimed that they had a “nice chat” and that there had been a “misunderstanding” regarding the possibility of Twitter being taken out of the App Store.
On Friday, Twitter plans to debut Twitter Blue. After Musk added a verification checkmark to Twitter Blue, which made it possible for anybody with $8 to mimic businesses, celebrities, and other high-profile figures, subscriptions to the service were halted. Since November 11, Twitter Blue has not been accessible.
Twitter Blue is anticipated to be relaunched with restrictions on changing usernames and caps on signups for newer accounts, as well as various badge colors for businesses, government accounts, and people.