Apple embraces in-app tipping—as long as you give it a 30 percent cut
Apple is changing course in how it treats tips collected within apps in what may end up being a mixed bag for developers and digital creators.
The company just updated its App Store terms so that tipping with in-app currencies now falls under the same category as in-app purchases, of which Apple takes a 30 percent cut. Some apps give users the option of buying digital goods that can then be given to other users, who can then redeem the goods for cash.
This kind of tipping has emerged as a popular way to sidestep platforms that take a cut of revenue,