On Friday Facebook Inc said that Apple Inc has declined its request to waive off the 30% commission fee which apple takes from apps listed on iOS devices, publicly analyzing a fellow big tech peer.
Facebook said it has requested to Apple for an exemption so small businesses would not have to pay Apple’s cut for paid online events on the social network’s platform. but even Apple did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Facebook’s comments come a day after Apple removed popular video game “Fortnite” from its app store for violating the in-app payment guidelines, prompting developer Epic Games to file federal antitrust lawsuit challenging Apple’s rules.
However, Apple takes a cut of between 15% and 30% for most app subscriptions and payments made inside apps, though there are some exceptions for companies that already have a credit card on file for iPhone customers if they also offer an in-app payment that would benefit Apple.