Apple has started contacting developers who requested a 15% commission on the App Store instead of 30%. The developers contacted today have been accepted into the App Store Small Business Program. Apple first announced it in November.
Developers with revenues less than $ 1 million per year can spend cash on the 15% commission. All you have to do is apply to Apple. Here Apple warns that the 15% commission will apply from January 1, 2021. “That way, you can invest more resources in your business to keep building high-quality apps that consumers love,” says the Apple Email. The first emails were sent today.
What if sales cross the million dollar mark in 2021? Apple announces that the commission will decrease to 30% instead of 15%. Additionally, any application transfer will prevent participation in the Small Business Program.
According to a recent study, 98% of developers on the App Store generate less than $ 1 million a year. Suffice it to say that almost everyone is entitled to the 15% commission. However, groups like Spotify, Epic Games and others stay at 30%. They also criticized Apple’s choice.