According to TechCrunch, Facebook's head of news partnerships Campbell Brown said that publishers wanted to give away five free articles, not ten, so Facebook is switching to that lower threshold before asking users to pay, and that includes bringing the test to iOS.
"We're working now on a subscription product that we're moving forward with on iOS on March 1st, which is a breakthrough. We had a hold-up there," TechCrunch quoted Brown as saying.
On Android, Facebook directs users to the publishers' website to complete the subscription transaction. This means that publishers get to keep 100 percent of the revenue.
As of now, it is unclear as to how much revenue will be split on iOS.
Presumably, either Apple will get its 30 percent and publisher the remaining, or the publisher will get to keep it all. (ANI)