Apple is finale the App Store Affiliate Program in October

Seemingly out of a blue, Apple has usually announced that a iTunes Affiliate Program will no longer embody apps for iOS or macOS. These changes will go live on Oct 1st, 2018.

The module formerly authorised individuals, blogs, YouTubers, etc. to couple to an app and acquire a tiny cut of a sale if a squeeze was made. When a module initial launched, affiliates would make 7 percent of any app squeeze (or a small reduction than 7 cents on a 99 cent app). In Apr of final year, they forsaken that down to 2.5 percent. With this news, a elect is left completely.

The broader iTunes Affiliate Program itself will live on, though usually for music, movies, books and TV purchases.

Here’s a full calm from Apple’s possess newsletter:

Thank we for participating in a associate module for apps. With a launch of a new App Store on both iOS and macOS and their increasing methods of app discovery, we will be stealing apps from a associate program. Starting on Oct 1st, 2018, commissions for iOS and Mac apps and in-app calm will be private from a program. All other calm forms (music, movies, books, and TV) sojourn in a associate program.

For some-more information on elect rates, greatfully see a Commissions and Payments page on a Affiliate Resources site.

If we have questions, greatfully revisit a Helpdesk.

This news hits quite tough for indie examination sites like TouchArcade, that rest on associate links in their reviews for a estimable cube of their revenue. In a post on a announcement, TouchArcade editor-in-chief Eli Hodapp writes, “I unequivocally didn’t consider it would be Apple that eventually kills TouchArcade.”

We’ve reached out to Apple for serve discernment on a change, and will refurbish if we hear back.