Apple rejected Facebook’s attempt to inform users about App Store fees
Facebook says it’s still working to “make that information available inside the app experience.”
Apple has rejected one of Facebook’s latest updates in the App Store. The Facebook iOS app update violated an App Store policy by displaying “irrelevant” information to the users.
The feature that was launched earlier this month allows Page owners to create paid online events and then collect payment from participant. While everything else looked fine, the feature included a note mentioning Apple’s 30 percent commission on in-app purchases as it comes under digital goods. Apple refused to approve this update citing policy violation.
Facebook released the above image showing how the feature displayed transparency notice to iOS users. The social media giant asked Apple to waive off the 30-percent cut from this feature, as the entire purchase amount is directed to users on Facebook, but Apple refused.
“Now more than ever, we should have the option to help people understand where money they intend for small businesses actually goes,” Facebook said in a statement to Reuters. “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.”
Facebook is not the only company talking about App Store policies. Companies like Spotify, WordPress, Basecamp, Epic Games have also criticized Apple’s policies regarding App Store. In fact, Epic Games’ developer account was terminated just yesterday in light of Epic’s legal fight against Apple.