I do not know the financial realities behind the choice by Apple. I understand that this decision goes to make it difficult for some websites that are dependent on the associates program income to proceed and that’s not a desirable outcome. Google Play has never provided an analogous revenue-sharing associates program. The observe sent to affiliate program members letting them know a significant source of revenue shall be going away. Apple will proceed to offer a 7 p.c commission price for all other iTunes content material, including music, movies, TV exhibits, and books. Apple will also proceed to offer a one-time 50 percent commission on Apple Music subscriptions.