Apple-Commissioned Report Says App Tracking Transparency Hasn't Significantly Benefitted Company
Apple is unlikely to have seen a significant financial benefit from App Tracking Transparency since the privacy feature launched last year, according to Kinshuk Jerath, Professor of Business in the Marketing Division at Columbia Business School.
In an Apple-commissioned report, Jerath said claims that billions of advertising dollars moved from companies like Meta to Apple due to the introduction of App Tracking Transparency are "speculative" and "lack supporting evidence."
Jerath provided three reasons for his opinion:
- Apple's Search Ads business is a small part of the overall mobile advertising market
- Growth in Apple's Search Ads business predated the introduction of App Tracking Transparency and is likely driven in part by other factors, such as continued overall growth of mobile ads and app install ads and the expansion of the Search Ads business to China in July 2021
- Apple provides a prompt during the iOS setup process that enables users to turn off Personalized Ads on their device
In October 2021, the Financial Times reported that App Tracking Transparency had resulted in a "windfall" for Apple's advertising business. The report claimed that Apple's share of the mobile app advertising market tripled in the six months after the feature was introduced. Apple said the feature was designed to protect users and not to advantage the company.
Apple did not provide any internal figures to support the report's findings.
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Just like that other report about the success of third party apps on the App Store.
"Can you show us some data to support that?"
Super convincing Apple.
Dual monitor is also nice when you do simple spreadsheets, because you can use then 2nd monitor for important stuff like MR.?