Apple has reacted to Meta’s plan to take a commission of almost 50% for the purchase of digital assets made inside the meta-verse after complaining about fees in the App Store and calling the decision hypocritical.


Yesterday it was revealed that Meta, more commonly known as Facebook, is planning to take a steep commission of 47.5% for the purchase of digital assets made in the so-called “metaverse”.

The 47.5% cut includes a 30% hardware fee on top of a 17.5% platform fee. In response to the plan, Apple spokesman Fred Sainz said MarketWatch that Facebook is simply hypocritical, and that while it complains about Apple’s own platform fees, it will charge even more creators.

“Meta has repeatedly targeted Apple to charge 30% commission to developers for in-app purchases in the App Store – and has used small businesses and creators as a scapegoat at every turn,” Apple spokesman Fred Sainz said in an e-mail. mail to MarketWatch. “Now – Meta seeks to charge the same creators significantly more than any other platform. [Meta’s] message exposes Metas’ hypocrisy. It shows that even though they’re looking to use Apple’s platform for free, they’re happily taking from the creators and small businesses that use their own. “

Facebook and the company’s CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, have repeatedly called Apple’s App Storeā€Œ and the 15% to 30% cut it requires for in-app purchases, too anti-competitive and monopolistic.

Zuckerberg said in June 2020 that Facebook would make paid online events, subscriptions, badges and other products free for creators until 2023, after which Meta will announce a commission that is “less than the 30% that Apple and others take.” lower commission has not yet been announced, and at least in terms of the “metaverse,” Zuckerberg’s promise of a lower cut than Apple’s has already been broken.

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