After Facebook launched Paid Online Events earlier this year, the company stated that it would not charge any fees on purchases for the events initially. As part of the policy, Facebook also requested Apple to reduce its 30% App Store tax, which Apple refused to do, hence resulting in businesses being paid only 70% of their earned revenue. Facebook also gave Apple another option, which was to let it offer Facebook Pay, so that the company could cover the costs for businesses struggling due to the coronavirus pandemic. Apple denied this request too. Now, Apple seems to be getting less strict with its policy as it is allowing Facebook to process payments via Facebook Pay.
Apple's compliance with the request is apparently for the short term only, but at least for now, people running their businesses can earn their full profit and Apple won't be charging its 30% cut.
According to Facebook, the policy will last only until the end of 2020 and all businesses can take advantage of it, except for Facebook Gaming creators, who do not fit the criteria because their businesses haven't faced any loss due to the pandemic.
Apple hasn't had issues over its payment policy with Facebook only, but the tech giant has had similar disagreements with other firms as well, including Airbnb and ClassPass. Not just that, but Apple recently got into a battle with Epic Games, creator of Fortnite, over the same issue.
Apple has been openly criticized by several companies over its harsh policy system and business model and considering how the public sentiment plays its role in such situations, companies have made sure to keep their users engaged in the matters.