Published: Fri, January 04, 2019
Technology | By Lionel Gonzales

Netflix pulls Apple iTunes billing for new subscribers

Netflix pulls Apple iTunes billing for new subscribers

The change could result in a loss of up to $700,000 per day in iOS revenue for Apple, while Netflix stands to save millions annually. This means that these members can no longer renew their Netflix subscription from their iPhone or iPad.

While it is unclear as to why Netflix has removed the iTunes billing option, it appears that Apple apparently takes a 15 percent cut of recurring in-app subscriptions done through iTunes accounts on iOS devices. These numbers are as of 1 January calculated by the App store. Apple isn't likely to retaliate based on its history with other tech companies that sought to avoid the so-called "Apple tax", TechCrunch reported.

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But it's unreasonable to expect all developers out there to switch to Flutter and convert their Android apps in time for Fuchsia's launch, which means Android apps should run on Fuchsia gadgets as they are right now.

The measure only applies to new subscribers to Netflix, or when people temporarily stop their subscription and resume their subscription.

Categories in the App Store, Apple Music, Cloud Services, Apple Pay and the App Store's search ad business contributed.

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