Apple Removes iOS, macOS Apps from iTunes Affiliate Program in October

Apple Removes iOS, MacOS Apps from iTunes Affiliate Program in October

In yesterday’s announcement was said that Apple removes iOS, Mac apps from its iTunes Affiliate Program in October. That means “websites who share links to Apple apps will no longer be able to earn affiliate revenue for directing traffic to Apple’s App Stores”.

Macrumors.com website informs us that Apple has said “It has made the decision to remove apps from its affiliate program due to the launch of the revamped App Stores for iOS and Mac. Apple rolled out a revamped iOS App Store in iOS 11, and is planning to introduce a new Mac App Store in macOS Mojave”

Thank you for participating in the affiliate program for apps. With the launch of the new App Store on both iOS and macOS and their increased methods of app discovery, we will be removing apps from the affiliate program. Starting on October 1st, 2018, commissions for iOS and Mac apps and in-app content will be removed from the program. All other content types (music, movies, books, and TV) remain in the affiliate program.

Apple unveiled its App Store redesign alongside iOS 11 in 2017. The first major App Store shakeup since its launch, the redesigned marketplace borrows heavily from Apple Music’s card-based aesthetics.

According to appleinsider.com “Like Apple’s music streaming service, the new App Store app puts an emphasis on content curation and discovery. Notably, the “Today” section features hand-picked titles, collections and store highlights as selected by the App Store editors. Importantly, Apple takes discovery in-house with exclusive developer interviews and app features penned by staff writers, offering App Store customers unique insight into new titles, popular apps and hidden gems. In May, a study claimed the new App Store boosted discovery of apps by browsing each month since its release last September, a marked improvement over keyword searches and referrals. Apple offered its own statistics last month, saying more than one million people have taken time to read articles posted to the Today page over the past nine months”.

Source:appleinsider.com, www.macrumors.com