1. Apple to cut App Store commission from 30 to 15 percent for developers with up to $1 million annual revenue  Firstpost
  2. Apple to lower App Store fees for smaller developers  Reuters
  3. Apple reduces commission rates for small and new App developers on the App Store  gizmochina
  4. Apple App Store 'tax cut' for small developers slammed by Spotify, Epic Games  The Star Online
  5. Apple to Cut App Store Fees in Half for Most Developers  Yahoo Finance
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Apple will lower commissions for in-app subscriptions and other purchases to 15 percent starting 1 January 2020.Apple will lower commissions for in-app subscriptions and other purchases to 15 percent starting 1 January 2020.

Apple to cut App Store commission from 30 to 15 percent for developers with up to $1 million annual revenue- Technology News, Firstpost

Apple announced that it will reduce its take of App Store fees for small app developers by half – to 15% – starting in January. But Spotify and Epic Games, two of the biggest critics of Apple’s App Store, complained it was just window dressing designed to justify its unfair practices.Apple announced that it will reduce its take of App Store fees for small app developers by half – to 15% – starting in January. But Spotify and Epic Games, two of the biggest critics of Apple’s App Store, complained it was just window dressing designed to justify its unfair practices.

Apple App Store ‘tax cut’ for small developers slammed by Spotify, Epic Games | The Star

Apple is facing a lot of heat lately w.r.t to its App Store policies. It already has an Epic Games’ lawsuit pending for next year. Amidst this, the company has taken a sudden step back and made a big announcement that will appease the App developers. Apple today announced that it’s starting(via XDAdevelopers) a new …

Apple reduces commission rates for small and new App developers on the App Store - Gizmochina

"Fortnite" maker Epic Games is engaged in an ongoing lawsuit with Apple — a fight which Epic CEO Tim Sweeney called, "an act of civil disobedience.""Fortnite" maker Epic Games is engaged in an ongoing lawsuit with Apple — a fight which Epic CEO Tim Sweeney called, "an act of civil disobedience."

Epic Games CEO compares fight with Apple to civil rights struggle - Business Insider

Apple is set to charge developers who make less than $1 million in sales a year a 15% commission fee - half of the standard. Big names like Epic Games and Spotify have hit back at the change.Apple is set to charge developers who make less than $1 million in sales a year a 15% commission fee - half of the standard. Big names like Epic Games and Spotify have hit back at the change.

Apple drops App store commission fee to 15% for some developers | Daily Mail Online

Fortnite creator Epic Games has confronted Apple in the Australian Federal Court, and Aussie startups are cheering from the sidelines.Fortnite creator Epic Games has confronted Apple in the Australian Federal Court, and Aussie startups are cheering from the sidelines.

“They can bring about a change”: Epic Games drags Apple to court, and Aussie startups are watching closely - SmartCompany

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Apple announced Wednesday that it would cut its App Store fee to 15 percent for business with less than $1 million in revenue. Apple's biggest critics say the move will do nothing to encourage new innovation and business models.Apple announced Wednesday that it would cut its App Store fee to 15 percent for business with less than $1 million in revenue. Apple's biggest critics say the move will do nothing to encourage new innovation and business models.

Apple cuts fees to 15 percent for small businesses - The Washington Post

Going forward, Apple's customary 30 percent cut of sales on the iOS platform will drop to just 15 percent for ...Going forward, Apple's customary 30 percent cut of sales on the iOS platform will drop to just 15 percent for smaller developers. Epic, however, claims this is just an attempt to split the developer community. 

Apple Cuts Fees in Half for App Store Developers Earning Less Than $1 Million - ExtremeTech

Vocal Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney says cooperating with Apple's 30% charge is "collusion to restrain competition" and Epic has mounted a challenge similar to "civil rights fights."Vocal Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney says cooperating with Apple's 30% charge is "collusion to restrain competition" and Epic has mounted a challenge similar to "civil rights fights."

Tim Sweeney compares Epic's App Store fight with Apple to civil rights movement | AppleInsider

Tim Sweeney says that Apple's 2021 changes to its fee structure are great for indie developers, but largely won't fix the core of his complaints againTim Sweeney says that Apple's 2021 changes to its fee structure are great for indie developers, but largely won't fix the core of his complaints against the App Store's "Apple Tax".

Gamasutra - Epic CEO: App Store changes offer 'no relief to customers' from 'Apple Tax' inflation

Developers can expect to pay smaller commission rates if they earn less than $1 million.Developers can expect to pay smaller commission rates if they earn less than $1 million.

Apple slices commission rates in half with launch of new app developer program | ZDNet

Apple has filed for two new figurative trademarks in the last few days. The first covers the iOS 14 'Translate' app logo. The second covers the Apple Developer App logo which is very close to the App Store logo. Apple has filed for two new figurative trademarks in the last few days. The first covers the iOS 14 'Translate' app logo. The second covers the Apple Developer App logo which is very close to the App Store logo.

Apple Files for Two Figurative Trademarks covering 'Translate' and the 'Apple Developer App' - Patently Apple

Instead of taking 30% of new subscribers' payments, it'll take 15%. The money's welcome, but it's also a reminder of how little control publishers have over the terms they get from tech giants.Instead of taking 30% of new subscribers' payments, it'll take 15%. The money's welcome, but it's also a reminder of how little control publishers have over the terms they get from tech giants.

Any company that hosts an online software market deserves to make money from it. But 30% fees are like highway robbery and Google needs to one-up Apple when it comes to doing the right thing.Any company that hosts an online software market deserves to make money from it. But 30% fees are like highway robbery and Google needs to one-up Apple when it comes to doing the right thing.

Apple just halved its App Store fee for almost every developer and now Google needs to do one better | Android Central

Apple will be cutting its App Store commission rate from 30% to 15% as part of program to help small businesses and indie developers.Apple will be cutting its App Store commission rate from 30% to 15% as part of program to help small businesses and indie developers.

Apple cuts App Store commission rate to 15% for smaller developers

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Apple on Wednesday announced a new program that could reduce the commission a developer pays by half.Apple on Wednesday announced a new program that could reduce the commission a developer pays by half.

Apple is trimming App Store commission fee to 15 percent for devs that make less than $1 million per year

Critics of the App Store including Epic Games and Spotify have labelled changes to the App Store as a "calculated move by Apple to divide app creators", stating Apple's App Store rules were "arbitrary and capricious."Critics of the App Store including Epic Games and Spotify have labelled changes to the App Store as a "calculated move by Apple to divide app creators", stating Apple's App Store rules were "arbitrary and capricious."

Epic Games and Spotify blast App Store changes | iMore

Apple just announced the 'App Store Small Business Program'. This proggram will go into play from January 1st, 2021 and it will see developers earning up to $1 million per year benefit with a 15% cut from the App Store. Right now, Apple has a 30% cut on the App Store for software including apps and games for all developers officially.Apple just announced the 'App Store Small Business Program'. This proggram will go into play from January 1st, 2021 and it will see developers earning up to $1 million per year benefit with a 15% cut from the App Store. Right now, Apple has a 30% cut on the App Store for software including apps and

Apple Is Reducing Its App Store Cut to 15 Percent for Most Develeopers from January 1st – TouchArcade

Apple’s App Store commission cut is a very clever way to reduce the antitrust pressure on the company, but it's not a magic bullet. Early responses ...Apple’s App Store commission cut is a very clever way to reduce the antitrust pressure on the company, but it's not a magic bullet. Early responses ...

App Store commission cut: complaints & investigations continue - 9to5Mac

Fortnite firm claims battle royale's removal breaches Australian consumer lawFortnite firm claims battle royale's removal breaches Australian consumer law

Epic Games files against Apple Australia | GamesIndustry.biz

Apple to cut app store fees as legal scrutiny intensifies | 2020/11/19Apple to cut app store fees as legal scrutiny intensifies

Apple to cut app store fees as legal scrutiny intensifies | Taiwan News | 2020/11/19

JP Morgan believes that Apple's new cut on App Store fees for most developers is likely to have just a limited impact on Apple's finances, despite some headwinds on revenue and earnings-per-share.JP Morgan believes that Apple's new cut on App Store fees for most developers is likely to have just a limited impact on Apple's finances, despite some headwinds on revenue and earnings-per-share.

App Store fee reduction will have limited impact on Apple, says JP Morgan | AppleInsider

Apple’s commissions for in-app subscriptions and other purchases will go from 30 to 15 percent starting January 1.Apple’s commissions for in-app subscriptions and other purchases will go from 30 to 15 percent starting January 1.

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Apple reduces App Store fee to 15% for developers with less than $1 million earnings - comments

Apple has announced a reduction to its 30% App Store commission under its Small Business Program. It is lowering the commission to 15%.Apple has announced a reduction to its 30% App Store commission under its Small Business Program. It is lowering the commission to 15%.

Apple is halving its commission rate to 15% for most developers | Pocketnow

But it only applies to small business, so "Fortnite" creator Epic Games would still have to pay up.But it only applies to small business, so "Fortnite" creator Epic Games would still have to pay up.

Apple Seeks to Mollify Critics by Cutting App Store Fees in Half | The Motley Fool

Apple today announced that it is reducing App Store commission to 15 percent for apps with less than 1 million revenue. Apple claims that this new App Store Small Business Program will benefit majority of developers who sell digital goods and services on the store. Apple mentioned that developers can join this program if they […]

Apple reduces App Store commission to 15 percent for apps with less than 1 million revenue - MSPoweruser

Apple today announced that it is reducing App Store commission to 15 percent for apps with less than 1 million revenue. Apple claims that this new App Store Small Business Program will benefit majority of developers who sell digital goods and services on the store. Apple mentioned that developers can join this program if they […]

Apple reduces App Store commission to 15 percent for apps with less than 1 million revenue - MSPoweruser

Gadget giant Apple takes 30% of everything spent on its app store, but it’s halving that rate for anyone who earns let than $1 million per year.Gadget giant Apple takes 30% of everything spent on its app store, but it’s halving that rate for anyone who earns let than $1 million per year.

Apple gets an easy PR win by reducing commission for some app makers – Telecoms.com

Apple's changing its App Store guidelines amid a lawsuit from Fortnite maker Epic Games and an EU antitrust investigation spurred by Spotify.Apple's changing its App Store guidelines amid a lawsuit from Fortnite maker Epic Games and an EU antitrust investigation spurred by Spotify.

Apple lowers App Store 'tax' to 15% for developers making under $1M a year - CNET

With multiple threats of antitrust action looming against it, Apple has finally bowed to common sense and is lowering its App Store fees for developers.

Apple to Reduce App Store Fee to 15 Percent for Most Developers - Thurrott.com

Those who earn less than $1m this year will see their commission charge halved in 2021.Those who earn less than $1m this year will see their commission charge halved in 2021.

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Apple on Wednesday said it plans to start a program to lower its App Store commissions for software developers who make $1 million or less in proceeds each year from the store. Apple takes a 30 percent cut of most purchases made on the App Store, although the commission drops to 15 percent for subscriptions that remain active for more than a year.Apple on Wednesday said it plans to start a program to lower its App Store commissions for software developers who make $1 million or less in proceeds each year from the store. Apple takes a 30

Apple to lower App Store fees for smaller developers | Arab News

The tech giant says it will halve its commission to 15% for smaller developers from January 2021 The tech giant says it will halve its commission to 15% for smaller developers from January 2021

Apple to reduce its cut from in-app purchases as it faces new lawsuit from Fortnite maker | Apple | The Guardian

Apple has moved to greatly reduce the percentage of commission it receives apps on the App Store, but Epic Games won't benefit.Apple has moved to greatly reduce the percentage of commission it receives apps on the App Store, but Epic Games won't benefit.

Apple makes an epic reduction to its App Store cut

Tim Sweeney, who is probably celebrating the small victory of Apple slashing their cut from App Store developers making less than $1million in half, does not know when to shut up.Tim Sweeney, who is probably celebrating the small victory of Apple slashing their cut from App Store developers making less than $1million in half, does not know when to shut up.

Sorry, Tim Sweeney, But No, Absolutely Not

(Bloomberg) -- Apple Inc. is cutting by half the fees charged to most developers who sell software and services on the App Store, marking the biggest change to the store’s revenue structure since the iPhone maker launched the service in 2008. That wasn’t enough for some developers.The company is lowering the App Store fee to 15% from 30% for developers who produce as much as $1 million in annual revenue from their apps and those who are new to the store. The change will go into effect Jan. 1 as part of an App Store Small Business Program, Apple said Wednesday in a statement. The new structure will apply to the “vast majority” of developers who charge for apps and in-app purchases on Apple’s devices, the company said. It won’t affect major apps, such as those from Netflix Inc. and Spotify Technology SA.The Cupertino, California-based technology giant said it’s making the change to help small developers financially and to provide a way for them to invest in their businesses amid the economic struggles caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.Apple has faced ongoing scrutiny from government regulators and criticism from developers about the percentage of revenue it takes for App Store purchases. Alphabet Inc.’s Google also charges similar fees to developers on its Android app store.Earlier: Apple Loosens App Store Rules a Bit After Developer BacklashIncome from app developers has been key to Apple’s growing services business, which reached almost $54 billion in revenue in fiscal 2020. The App Store is one of several products and offerings that make up the services unit, but is the biggest revenue driver, according to Toni Sacconaghi, an analyst at Sanford C Bernstein. He estimates the App Store alone will bring in $18.7 billion in 2021, about a third of Apple’s total services revenue next year.Shannon Cross, an analyst at Cross Research, estimated the fee changes will reduce Apple’s revenue by about $600 million in 2021, or just 3% of her firm’s projection for App Store sales. Gene Munster of Loup Ventures estimated a larger hit of about $1.6 billion, or 0.5% of Apple’s total annual revenue.Small developers make up the majority of App Store sellers. Sensor Tower, a firm that tracks App Store data, said 98% of App Store developers generate under $1 million in annual gross spending by consumers. The firm estimated that just 5% of Apple’s App Store revenue in 2019 came from developers who took in less than $1 million during the year.The changes failed to appease one of the more vocal small developers who relies on Apple’s ecosystem. “If you’re a developer making $1m, Apple is STILL asking to be paid $150,000, just to process payments on the monopoly computing platform in the US. That’s obscene!” Basecamp Chief Technology Officer David Heinemeier Hansson wrote on Twitter.In June, Apple blocked an update to Basecamp’s Hey email app after the developer refused to implement a way to sign up in the app, which would have given Apple up to 30% of its revenue from the App Store. After the developer complained publicly, Apple said the app could stay as long as it followed other app-review guidelines.The EU is probing Apple for forcing software developers to use its in-app payment system, which effectively imposes fees on many services using the App Store to reach consumers. While officials have said they aren’t targeting the amount that Apple charges, the focus on the payment system could also compel Apple to offer alternative payments providers to developers. The EU said its investigation is ongoing and declined to comment further.Read more: Apple Under Fire from EU, Developers For Stringent App RulesSpotify, which competes with the Apple Music streaming service and has complained about the App Store’s fees and rules, called Wednesday’s changes “window dressing” that should be ignored by antitrust regulators.“This latest move further demonstrates that their App Store policies are arbitrary and capricious,” a Spotify spokesman said. “While we find their fees to be excessive and discriminatory, Apple’s tying of its own payment system to the App Store and the communications restrictions it uses to punish developers who choose not to use it, put apps like Spotify at a significant disadvantage to their own competing service.”Fortnite-maker Epic Games Inc., which is engaged in lawsuits with Apple over its App Store fees and rules, said that “by giving special 15% terms to select robber barons like Amazon, and now also to small indies, Apple is hoping to remove enough critics that they can get away with their blockade on competition and 30% tax on most in-app purchases.”Apple has said there are 1.8 million apps in the App Store across all of the company’s platforms and more than 28 million registered developers. The company said earlier this year the store has generated $155 billion for developers since it started.Since the beginning of the App Store, Apple generally has charged developers a 30% slice of revenue generated by their apps. In 2016, Apple lowered to 15% the cut it takes from subscriptions purchased through the apps for more than a year. Earlier this year, Apple also loosened restrictions on some cloud-gaming apps and email services, charging a fee to fewer developers.Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook testified about the company’s App Store practices at a July hearing before U.S. lawmakers. In advance of Cook’s appearance, Apple published a study that claimed its 30% cut is normal for the industry or lower than some app stores.Apple’s standard 30% fee will remain for developers that generate more than $1 million in a calendar year.“We’re launching this program to help small business owners write the next chapter of creativity and prosperity on the App Store, and to build the kind of quality apps our customers love,” Cook said in a statement. “The App Store has been an engine of economic growth like none other, creating millions of new jobs and a pathway to entrepreneurship accessible to anyone with a great idea.”The company said that if a developer made $1 million or less in 2020, the fee will drop to 15% in 2021 until they reach the $1 million mark. If a developer doesn’t reach $1 million in revenue in 2021, they will retain that discount in 2022. If a developer tops $1 million in revenue in a calendar year, they won’t be eligible again for the 15% split until their revenue falls to less than $1 million for a full calendar year.The change will take place across App Stores on the iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple TV and Apple Watch. The company has said that 85% of apps found on the App Store are free and aren’t part of the revenue fee system.Some major apps, such as those offered by Netflix and Spotify, don’t let subscribers sign up through the App Store, avoiding the 30% charge. Apple’s new fee program reductions won’t lure those subscriptions back because the popular apps generate far more than $1 million annually.Apple is betting that the fee change will result in developers creating more apps and sticking with the App Store, which will create enough new revenue to offset any potential financial negatives from the fee reductions.U.S. Justice Department lawyers have probed the rules that govern Apple’s App Store, and at least one developer was asked about the 30% fee.(Updates with estimates on revenue impact in the sixth paragraph.)For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2020 Bloomberg L.P.(Bloomberg) -- Apple Inc. is cutting by half the fees charged to most developers who sell software and services on the App Store, marking the biggest change to the store’s revenue structure since the iPhone maker launched the service in 2008. That wasn’t enough for some developers.The company is lowering the App Store fee to 15% from 30% for developers who produce as much as $1 million in annual revenue from their apps and those who are new to the store. The change will go into effect Jan. 1 as part of an App Store Small Business Program, Apple said Wednesday in a statement. The new structure will apply to the “vast majority” of developers who charge for apps and in-app purchases on Apple’s devices, the company said. It won’t affect major apps, such as those from Netflix Inc. and Spotify Technology SA.The Cupertino, California-based technology giant said it’s making the change to help small developers financially and to provide a way for them to invest in their businesses amid the economic struggles caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.Apple has faced ongoing scrutiny from government regulators and criticism from developers about the percentage of revenue it takes for App Store purchases. Alphabet Inc.’s Google also charges similar fees to developers on its Android app store.Earlier: Apple Loosens App Store Rules a Bit After Developer BacklashIncome from app developers has been key to Apple’s growing services business, which reached almost $54 billion in revenue in fiscal 2020. The App Store is one of several products and offerings that make up the services unit, but is the biggest revenue driver, according to Toni Sacconaghi, an analyst at Sanford C Bernstein. He estimates the App Store alone will bring in $18.7 billion in 2021, about a third of Apple’s total services revenue next year.Shannon Cross, an analyst at Cross Research, estimated the fee changes will reduce Apple’s revenue by about $600 million in 2021, or just 3% of her firm’s projection for App Store sales. Gene Munster of Loup Ventures estimated a larger hit of about $1.6 billion, or 0.5% of Apple’s total annual revenue.Small developers make up the majority of App Store sellers. Sensor Tower, a firm that tracks App Store data, said 98% of App Store developers generate under $1 million in annual gross spending by consumers. The firm estimated that just 5% of Apple’s App Store revenue in 2019 came from developers who took in less than $1 million during the year.The changes failed to appease one of the more vocal small developers who relies on Apple’s ecosystem. “If you’re a developer making $1m, Apple is STILL asking to be paid $150,000, just to process payments on the monopoly computing platform in the US. That’s obscene!” Basecamp Chief Technology Officer David Heinemeier Hansson wrote on Twitter.In June, Apple blocked an update to Basecamp’s Hey email app after the developer refused to implement a way to sign up in the app, which would have given Apple up to 30% of its revenue from the App Store. After the developer complained publicly, Apple said the app could stay as long as it followed other app-review guidelines.The EU is probing Apple for forcing software developers to use its in-app payment system, which effectively imposes fees on many services using the App Store to reach consumers. While officials have said they aren’t targeting the amount that Apple charges, the focus on the payment system could also compel Apple to offer alternative payments providers to developers. The EU said its investigation is ongoing and declined to comment further.Read more: Apple Under Fire from EU, Developers For Stringent App RulesSpotify, which competes with the Apple Music streaming service and has complained about the App Store’s fees and rules, called Wednesday’s changes “window dressing” that should be ignored by antitrust regulators.“This latest move further demonstrates that their App Store policies are arbitrary and capricious,” a Spotify spokesman said. “While we find their fees to be excessive and discriminatory, Apple’s tying of its own payment system to the App Store and the communications restrictions it uses to punish developers who choose not to use it, put apps like Spotify at a significant disadvantage to their own competing service.”Fortnite-maker Epic Games Inc., which is engaged in lawsuits with Apple over its App Store fees and rules, said that “by giving special 15% terms to select robber barons like Amazon, and now also to small indies, Apple is hoping to remove enough critics that they can get away with their blockade on competition and 30% tax on most in-app purchases.”Apple has said there are 1.8 million apps in the App Store across all of the company’s platforms and more than 28 million registered developers. The company said earlier this year the store has generated $155 billion for developers since it started.Since the beginning of the App Store, Apple generally has charged developers a 30% slice of revenue generated by their apps. In 2016, Apple lowered to 15% the cut it takes from subscriptions purchased through the apps for more than a year. Earlier this year, Apple also loosened restrictions on some cloud-gaming apps and email services, charging a fee to fewer developers.Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook testified about the company’s App Store practices at a July hearing before U.S. lawmakers. In advance of Cook’s appearance, Apple published a study that claimed its 30% cut is normal for the industry or lower than some app stores.Apple’s standard 30% fee will remain for developers that generate more than $1 million in a calendar year.“We’re launching this program to help small business owners write the next chapter of creativity and prosperity on the App Store, and to build the kind of quality apps our customers love,” Cook said in a statement. “The App Store has been an engine of economic growth like none other, creating millions of new jobs and a pathway to entrepreneurship accessible to anyone with a great idea.”The company said that if a developer made $1 million or less in 2020, the fee will drop to 15% in 2021 until they reach the $1 million mark. If a developer doesn’t reach $1 million in revenue in 2021, they will retain that discount in 2022. If a developer tops $1 million in revenue in a calendar year, they won’t be eligible again for the 15% split until their revenue falls to less than $1 million for a full calendar year.The change will take place across App Stores on the iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple TV and Apple Watch. The company has said that 85% of apps found on the App Store are free and aren’t part of the revenue fee system.Some major apps, such as those offered by Netflix and Spotify, don’t let subscribers sign up through the App Store, avoiding the 30% charge. Apple’s new fee program reductions won’t lure those subscriptions back because the popular apps generate far more than $1 million annually.Apple is betting that the fee change will result in developers creating more apps and sticking with the App Store, which will create enough new revenue to offset any potential financial negatives from the fee reductions.U.S. Justice Department lawyers have probed the rules that govern Apple’s App Store, and at least one developer was asked about the 30% fee.(Updates with estimates on revenue impact in the sixth paragraph.)For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2020 Bloomberg L.P.

Apple to Cut App Store Fees in Half for Most Developers

Apple today announced the launch of a new App Store Small Business Program that will see the Cupertino company lowering its App Store fees for small...Apple today announced the launch of a new App Store Small Business Program that will see the Cupertino company lowering its App Store fees for small...

Apple Drops App Store Fees to 15% for All Developers Making Under $1 Million From App Store - MacRumors

The cut benefits only developers who pull in less than $1 million annually.The cut benefits only developers who pull in less than $1 million annually.

Apple drops its cut of App Store revenues from 30% to 15% for some developers | Ars Technica

The cut benefits only developers who pull in less than $1 million annually.The cut benefits only developers who pull in less than $1 million annually.

Apple drops its cut of App Store revenues from 30% to 15% for some developers | Ars Technica

Apple is dropping its commission on App Store transactions from 30% to 15% for smaller developers.From 30% to 15%

Apple is halving its App Store cut for the 'vast majority' of developers | TechRadar