A $50 Apple Music gift card simply added $50 to your Apple ID account for the iTunes Store and App Store, which could then be spent on anything that would normally be billed to your credit card - apps, books, music, movies, TV shows, or even iCloud storage plan subscriptions.
So should we just ask for a 30% bounty of the 1 year subscription fee?
The agreement with Amazon is similar to a program Apple announced earlier this year letting select developers avoid the 30% fee in exchange for integrating with certain features.
He says that for the "vast majority" of apps on the App Store, developers keep 100% of the money they make.
"In the last few months, many prominent app developers voiced their disapproval of the App Store policies Apple imposes on all apps", Durov said.
Apple slammed Spotify for wanting "all the benefits of a free app without being free".
The supposed email acquired by the House Antitrust Subcommittee was revealed in relation to the recent Apple, Google, Amazon, and Facebook antitrust hearing on July 29, 2020, as reported by CNBC. "The App Store evolves with the times, and every change we have made has been in the direction of providing a better experience for our users and a compelling business opportunity for developers". "We do not think it is O.K. for any apps to help data companies track or optimize advertising of kids".
Apps including Prime Video, Altice One and Canal+ are all given preferential App Store rates for purchases as long as the apps have direct integration into Apple services such as Siri or its AirPlay 2 wireless speaker technology.
One of the longstanding promises of Apple TV has been that Apple would treat all groups equally in approach to its set-top box TV service.
During congressional testimony on Wednesday, Cook said the company's App Store fees are competitive and noted there are many rivals trying to woo mobile developers and consumers. There is also a new Apple Account Balance now for everything you purchase from Apple.