Apple abolishes the iTunes affiliate program entirely for all in-app purchases

Apple takes an axe to its App Affiliate Program

As mentioned, starting October 1, Apple says apps and in-app purchases for macOS and iOS will be entirely removed from the iTunes Affiliate Program.

The company's performance also supported a strong 31% revenue growth from Apple's service unit, including services such as App Store, Apple Music and Apple Pay.

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Markets also anticipated an announcement from Washington later on Monday on renewed USA sanctions against major oil exporter Iran. China has however agreed it will not increase oil imports from Iran, in a move which would directly challenge the U.S. blockade.


Affiliates using the program would make 7% of any app purchase, however, last April, Apple cut the rate down to 2.5%, indicating that its strategy for commissions is coming to an end. Initially, the program was launched to give affiliates 7% of any app purchase but they dropped the cut to 2.5% in April past year. The implication seems to be that Apple's own app discovery algorithms are now sufficiently driving revenues, and it no longer needs sites to recommend and link to specific apps and games.

At first glance, Apple's sudden shift away from affiliate marketing will surely impact publishers and news sites that now use the program and receive a commission on in-app content. With the latest information, the commission is gone completely. This will likely be coincident with the release of iOS 12 and macOS Mojave, as Apple explained that its new App Store interfaces on both the Mac and IOS platforms offer "increased methods of app discovery" that renders the Affiliate Program less necessary.

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Mickleson saying, "Now, I don't know if he wants a piece of me, but I just think it would be something that would be really fun". When asked about the latest rumours regarding the match, he said: "We haven't signed anything, nothing's confirmed".


It will still be possible to earn commission on music, movies, books and TV shows. Apple hasn't yet given a reason for the decision to shut down the program for those who used it in tandems with apps and app review sites, but there's probably a good reason behind it, and a very green one, at that.

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