Apple has removed its controversial App Store policy of taking a 30% cut on tipping from users to content creators in China, The Paper is reporting (in Chinese)

App Store Review Guidelines on Apple’s official website updated its tipping policy on section 3.2.1 article 7:

The newly modified policy shows that Apple will not allow Weibo, WeChat and other platforms, to monetize from original content creator getting tips from users. Apple clearly says reward behavior only involves “monetary gifts,” so the beneficiaries should be content creators on WeChat public account, Zhihu, or Weibo. Live streaming platforms will still charged 30% commission from Apple, because the live streamers are awarded with virtual currency used in such platform, rather than monetary gifts.

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Eva Yoo

Eva Yoo is Shanghai-based tech writer. Reach her at evayoo@technode.com