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Apple - News Publishers Join Fight Against Apple Over App Store Terms

www.wsj.com

Big newspapers are joining the growing list of companies complaining about Apple’s policies. A trade body representing newspapers like The New York Times and the Washington Post, sent a letter to Apple’s CEO Tim Cook wanting to know what they’d need to do to get better terms from Apple for subscriptions sold through their iOS apps.

The letter is, of course, a tool to point out the double standard between the 30% of each transaction that newspaper apps currently have to pay out to Apple in their first year and 15% subsequently, versus the flat 15% deal that Amazon has.

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