What you need to know
- Developers are now able to submit a claim from Apple's $100 million lawsuit settlement.
- Eligible developers can receive payment as little as $250 or as much as $30,000.
If you're an App Store developer, you might be eligible for a payment from Apple as high as $30,000.
The settlement, which is part of the "Small Developer Assistance Fund," is eligible for developers who meet the following criteria:
- Was sold for a non-zero price;
- Was sold via Apple's iOS App Store between 2015 and 2021; and
- Earned, together with any other iOS applications or in-app products (including subscriptions) sold through all of your associated developer accounts, proceeds equal to or less than $1,000,000.00 through the App Store U.S. storefront in every calendar year from 2015 to 2021 in which you had a developer account.
There are about 67,000 developers who are eligible for the settlement. Those that earned less than $100 could receive at least $250, and those who earned $1,000,000 could receive $30,000. As previously reported, the payments will break down as follows:
- 51% will get a minimum payment of $250
- 23% will get a minimum payment of $500
- 11% will get a minimum payment of $1,000
- 4% will get a minimum payment of $1,500
- 6% will get a minimum payment of $2,000
- 2% will get a minimum payment of $3,500
- 2% will get a minimum payment of $ 5,000
- 1% will get a minimum payment of $10,000
- 1% will get a minimum payment of $20,000
- 1% will get a minimum payment of $30,000
Developers who wish to exclude themselves from the settlement still have until March 21 to do so.
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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.