According to an open letter from an industry group in the United States, major US news publishers are seeking more favorable terms about the revenue share Apple App store charges developers. According to Reuters on August 20, digital content next (DCN), an industry group representing major media such as the New York Times and Washington Post, posted the email on its website to Apple CEO Tim Cook. < / P > < p > in general, apple charges a 30% share for the first paid subscription of apps in the app store. After the first year of subscription, the Commission will drop to 15%. < / P > < p > but in late July, an internal email disclosed by an antitrust Committee in the U.S. Congress showed that eddy cue, head of Apple’s services division, and Jeff Bezos, chief executive of Amazon, reached a more favorable agreement, according to Peng. According to the email, they agreed to receive a 15% revenue share for Amazon Prime video customers who have registered with the iPhone app, while users who have already registered with Amazon or elsewhere will not. In an open letter to cook on August 20, Jason king, CEO of DCN, believed that news publishers were entitled to the same treatment regarding the preferential terms enjoyed by Amazon Prime video in the app store. “I want to make it clear what conditions Amazon can enjoy preferential treatment because it meets the conditions. DCN member companies that meet the same conditions should also receive the same treatment. ” “Apple’s unique market terms have greatly affected Apple’s ability to continue to invest in high-quality, trustworthy news and entertainment services, especially in competition with other larger companies,” King wrote in a letter to cook < / P > < p > “we treat every developer equally.” At a hearing on July 29th, Mr. Cook said all developers could enjoy preferential rates as long as certain conditions were met. < / P > < p > in recent weeks, other companies, including Facebook, have also attacked apple for its terms of purchase on apps. Facebook said last week it asked apple to cut its “app store tax” by 30 percent on a product targeted at small businesses, and said Apple rejected the requests. < / P > < p > a few days before the email, apple pulled Epic Games’ fortress night off the shelves for violating in app payment rules. Then Epic Games filed a lawsuit to challenge Apple’s rule. < / P > < p > earlier this year, apple said some select streaming video services could use their own payment method instead of Apple’s billing service, so as to avoid Apple taking a share of their sales. < / P > < p > as part of an antitrust investigation into the company, U.S. Department of justice lawyers are scrutinizing Apple’s rules, which require many app manufacturers to use the company’s payment system. < / P > < p > for some developers, the focus of the debate is how Apple forces users to pay for subscriptions and upgrades in the app store payment network. Many apps don’t allow purchases outside the app store, which ensures Apple gets a 15% to 30% share. < / P > < p > if the app can sell subscriptions outside the app store, developers can stop using Apple’s payment system, resulting in a decrease in the company’s revenue. Fees from App store transactions are estimated to be one of the biggest contributors to Apple’s service revenue and the company is trying to expand the business.