Apple is ending its App Store Affiliate Program from October 1

Judy Cobb
August 6, 2018

With a lesser focus on the affiliate programme, commissions for iOS and Mac apps and in-app content will soon be removed by Apple. Apple also said that after the launch of the new App store interface on the iOS and macOS, there will be more methods of app discovery. According to an e-mail sent to publishers last night, apps for iOS and macOS will no longer be part of the affiliate program, beginning October 1, 2018.

Thank you for participating in the affiliate program for apps. In other words, both the iOS and macOS apps will have their own app store in iOS 11 and Mojave respectively.

The affiliate marketing program allowed individuals, iOs news sites and publications to link to an app and in return receive revenue from Apple, which the firm took out of its standard 30% iTunes and App Store cut.

Apple extended a corporate middle finger toward its army of fanbois as it announced the death of apps in the iTunes Affiliate Program yesterday. However, the subsequent backlash from developers and publishers forced the company to retract its decision even though the commission rates were kept at 2.5 percent for all purchases of in-app contents.

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It is still possible to earn up to 7 per cent commission on non-app media, and if you can persuade an unfortunate to sign up to Apple music, their first month's payment will go straight into your pocket. With the latest information, the commission is gone completely.

As stated, Apple says the program still remains for music, movie, book and TV purchases.

All other content types such as music, movies, books, and TV remain in the affiliate program, the company wrote in a post.

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