What you need to know
- Apple has highlighted some positive feedback from developers who benefit from its new App Store Small Business Program.
In a press release (opens in new tab), Apple has highlighted a number of developers who have praised the company's new App Store Small Business Program. The program, which launches on January 1, 2021, will allow developers who make less than $1 million per year to qualify for a reduced 15% commission, down from Apple's usual rate of 30%.
The company has shared positive reactions from a number of developers who will now benefit from the new program. Here are some of the reactions:
Some developers, mostly those who will not benefit from the program such as Spotify and Epic, have pushed back against the move, saying that it divides developers and is another move to ensure it can keep its monopoly over the App Store. Both of these sides have merit as, while the program should benefit about 98% of developers, it will only impact about 5% of revenue Apple currently brings in from the App Store.
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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