28.11.2020 | Apple announced to take lesser App Store Tax from smaller developers
Wired.com news - Apple announced on November 18 that the majority of third-party developers releasing apps and games in the company's App Store will see a reduction in Apple's cut of revenues from 30 percent to 15 percent. The company calls it the App Store Small Business Program, and it aims to improve the company's standing in public perception and antitrust battles while minimally impacting its own bottom line.
This program is opt-in, and any developers whose combined revenue across all their apps were less than $1 million in the previous year (or any developers new to the App Store) can apply and be accepted. The revenue measure at play here includes not just app purchases, but also in-app purchase (IAP) and subscription revenue. If during the course of the year the developer surpasses the $1 million threshold, the 30 percent rate will kick back into effect for the remainder of that year. If the developer falls below the threshold again, they'll receive the 15 percent rate once more the following year.