What you need to know
- The App Store Small Business Program will benefit 98% of developers.
- The program reduces the App Store fee from 30% to 15% for developers making less than $1 million per year.
The report figured 98% by looking at how many developers make money on the App Store and comparing that to the revenue earned by each developer.
Larger developers and apps like Google, Tinder, Disney, and Candy Crush are among those who earn more than $1 million from the App Store every year and will be ineligible for the program.
It also appears that there is a healthy distribution when looking at developers who earn over $1 million.
A handful of developers who make over $1 million a year, like Spotify and Epic, have fought back against the program, but it appears that Apple has made the vast majority of developers happy with the new program.
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Joe Wituschek is a Contributor at iMore. With over ten years in the technology industry, one of them being at Apple, Joe now covers the company for the website. In addition to covering breaking news, Joe also writes editorials and reviews for a range of products. He fell in love with Apple products when he got an iPod nano for Christmas almost twenty years ago. Despite being considered a "heavy" user, he has always preferred the consumer-focused products like the MacBook Air, iPad mini, and iPhone 13 mini. He will fight to the death to keep a mini iPhone in the lineup. In his free time, Joe enjoys video games, movies, photography, running, and basically everything outdoors.
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