Post October 1 2018, iOS and Mac apps as well as in-app content will no longer be included in the iTunes Affiliate Program, which means that affiliates will no longer receive any commission for the these.More news: County Preparing for Hurricane Hector
As services like the App Store become a bigger part of Apple's business, the company may want to be less dependent on independent reviewers and focus more on strengthening the business from the inside.
That apart, Apple also said another reason they decided against relying on external referrals to its app store is that the iOS and macOS app stores have also been segregated. Apple reduced the commission rates last year to 2.5%, the same was 7% when the affiliate program launched in the year. The removal of apps and in-app purchases from the iTunes Affiliate Program will see the end of a revenue stream for many publishers who will now have to look at new ways of supporting and monetising their apps in future.More news: Souness questions Klopp's decision to sign Alisson
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.
For Android devices - Download the app from the Google Play Store. Now, later this year, the program is being taken down entirely, except for purchases that extend to music, movies, books, and TV shows purchased via the App Store. Through thick and thin, and every curveball the industry threw at us, we always had App Store affiliate revenue- Which makes a lot of sense as we drive a ton of purchases for Apple.More news: Nursing home escapees found at heavy metal festival