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Elon Musk is delaying Twitter’s paid verification to avoid Apple’s 30 percent cut


Elon Musk is delaying Twitter’s paid verification to avoid Apple’s 30 percent cut
You might have to buy Blue somewhere else. | Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge

Twitter’s revamped Blue subscription might not be available as an in-app purchase on iOS when it eventually relaunches so that it can dodge Apple’s 30 percent cut of App Store purchases, according to Platformer. When the new Blue was briefly available earlier this month, you could only purchase it through Twitter’s iOS app. But while Elon Musk is publicly tweeting his displeasure with Apple, it appears he wants to avoid having to pay Apple’s fees.

Musk had said that the new Blue, which allows people to purchase a blue verification check mark, was set to relaunch on Tuesday after signups were paused following a wave of impersonators. But that launch has been delayed, Platformer says, and The Verge has also heard of the delay from a…

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