Last year, [I wrote about Apple shrinking affiliate commissions](
Now, it seems, Apple doesn’t need sites like Touch Arcade and developers like Steve Troughton-Smith who tweets:
With Apple’s affiliate changes, there is now no incentive for any Apple site or YouTube channel (if they still exist) to review or cover your app at all. No reviews, no review sites, no top-X lists — it sounds catastrophic.
Granted, basing your entire livelihood and blog around affiliate programs is a bad idea. These things- ads, affiliate revenue, etc, can be yanked at any time. Diversifying your income is key these days.
Still, it sucks for small sites that could have used the money to stay afloat.