Telegram’s CEO says Apple is destroying dreams and spurring entrepreneurship through App Store rules, more specifically the 30% fee charged on in-app purchases for developers who earn more than $1 million a year. I blamed it for ruining it.
Writing on his Telegram channel, Pavel Durov said Apple has notified its messaging platform that it cannot allow content creators to use third-party payment methods for sales. Content creators can provide access to channels or individual posts through paywalls that allow users to pay with third-party payment methods rather than Apple’s in-app purchase system.
Durov said Apple was “not happy that content creators are making money without paying a 30% tax” and that Telegram had no choice but to disable paid posts and channels in its iOS app. . “This is another example of how a trillion-dollar monopoly abuses market dominance at the expense of millions of users looking to monetize their content,” Durov continued. .
Durov accused Apple of destroying dreams and crushing entrepreneurs with its “App Store” tax. This tax demands Apple his 15% or 30% commission for most in-app purchases. Durov called on regulators in the EU, India and around the world to “start taking action.” Durov’s full message is below.
Some content creators have started using third-party payment bots to sell access to individual posts on their Telegram channels. I was able to receive almost 100% of This was great.
Unfortunately, Apple has informed us that content creators are not happy monetizing without paying the 30% tax to Apple. Apple has full control over its ecosystem, so they had no choice but to disable such paid posts on iOS devices.
This is another example of how trillion-dollar monopolies can abuse their market power at the expense of millions of users looking to monetize their content. I hope regulators in the EU, India, and elsewhere start taking action before Apple destroys more dreams and kills more entrepreneurs with taxes higher than the government-imposed VAT. hoping.
In the meantime, Telegram will strive to provide creators with powerful and easy-to-use tools to monetize their content outside of Apple’s restrictive ecosystem.
This isn’t the first time Durov has spoken out against Apple. In August, the CEO lashed out at Apple’s “vague” App Store rules.
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