The Facebook events service has been granted an exemption from Apple, it said a company Facebook: Companies that run paid events online on their (iOS) app won’t need to pay a 30 percent fee. For a company Apple for the remainder of 2020.
This leads to a temporary defuse of the confrontation between the two tech giants, and the social media company said: All companies except for the game makers will be eligible for exemption from Apple’s fees and can process payments for online events they manage via (Facebook Pay).
“Apple has agreed to offer a short notice of three months, after which troubled companies will have to pay Apple the App Store tax of a full 30 percent,” said Joe Osborne, a Facebook spokesperson.
Facebook said it will not charge its own fees for online events while businesses remain closed due to the coronavirus pandemic, until at least August 2021.
Apple said Friday that such online events have always been subject to in-app payment rules, which charge commissions between 15 and 30 percent of the purchase price for paid events online.
Apple said: It gave companies affected by the epidemic more time to implement the system and that Facebook receives the same exemption until the end of the year it granted to other companies, such as (ClassPass) and (Airbnb).
Apple added that game makers will not be granted the exemption because the service was launched in early 2018 and is not an actual activity affected by the epidemic.
Apple maintains a clear and consistent set of guidelines that apply equally to all, Apple said in a statement.
Facebook defied Apple’s rules last month in an attempt to tell users in an app update that the iPhone manufacturer would take a fee for the new Facebook Events feature, but removed the message later after Apple refused the update.
The world’s largest social media company described the move as a defense of smaller companies and application developers, and joined other developers, such as Epic Games, which is suing Apple over the antitrust allegations related to the fees.
Facebook and Apple have also disagreed over new privacy rules for iPhones that require more notifications before users are tracked across apps.
The social media giant said: The decision by Apple regarding the fees was accompanied by the exclusion of game makers from the ability to use (Facebook Pay) in paid events online on (iOS).