Apple Starts Charging Reduced App Store Commission From Some Developers
Apple appears to have started rolling out its reduced App Store commission for some developers. Last month, the Cupertino company announced the App Store Small Business Programme to cut its App Store commission from the existing 30 percent to 15 percent. The programme was planned to be available on January 1, 2021. However, some developers have now reported on social media that the reduced commission rate is now live for their App Store Connect accounts. The initiative is notably not meant for all Apple developers and is limited to the ones who earn up to $1 million (roughly Rs. 7.4 crores) in annual sales per year from all their apps.
As spotted by Apple Insider, developers including Jacob Gorban of Winnipeg-based software firm Apparent Software have started reporting a 15-percent dip in Apple’s App Store commission. Some other developers have also reported an identical change.
The reduced App Store commission rate doesn’t seem to be limited to developers in the US and Canada and is also rolling out for independent app developers in markets including India.