The price of Twitter Blue has been increased by Elon Musk in order to prevent the company from losing money. It is possible that he has other plans for making the social media platform a profitable business, including forcing users to share their data with others in order to make it a profitable business. Not only is this a concern for existing users, but it is also a concern for iPhone users since it violates Apple’s guidelines for installation of apps in their app stores.
There is a full-screen tracking notification that you will receive if you decide to continue using the microblogging platform according to the details, which can’t be skipped and must be agreed to in order to continue using it. In the meantime, users on Twitter, as well as on Facebook and Google, are able to opt out of being tracked, but this will not last for long.
To gauge the reaction of users to this change, we will initially be testing this new feature on 1% of Americans. Those who want to avoid this breach of privacy will only be able to do so by subscribing to Twitter Blue, which costs $8 per month for users of the iPad and $11 for those using iPhones.
According to what was mentioned above, Twitter will make its users give it access to their data in order for it to use it. In spite of these violations of Apple’s rules, it remains unclear how it will respond to these violations.
What Do Apple’s Guidelines Say?
Apple’s App Store guidelines state that users mustn’t be exploited through an app or service for the purpose of tracking. Here’s what it says:
(vi) Apps should allow a user to get what they’ve paid for without performing additional tasks, such as posting on social media, uploading contacts, checking in to the app a certain number of times, etc.
Apps should not require users to rate the app, review the app, watch videos, download other apps, tap on advertisements, enable tracking, or take other similar actions in order to access functionality, and content, use the app, or receive monetary or other compensation, including but not limited to gift cards and codes.