Since Apple launched App Store in 2008, Apple claimed it has paid more than $260billion to app developers over the years through the sale of goods and services on the App Store.
Before the regulatory complaints and lawsuits on App store practices, Apple takes a commission of 30% on qualifying apps to app developers that earns $1million per year But after the whole lawsuit on the App Store, they have eventually reduced their cut to 15%. And as well as dropping commission for selected news publisher apps if they participate in the apple news partners program.
The iPhone maker made this in their blogpost that in 2021, they have paid $60billion to the app developer, excluding the $200billion they have spent since inception till 2020. By the end of 2019, a total of $155billion was paid to app developers compared to the $120billion spent in 2018 having a total of $35billion increment from 2018-2019
Despite all the figures apple claimed to have to spend on app developers, the App Store remains the biggest app marketplace with more than a 1.8million apps across 175 countries. And if Apple has paid over $260billion in the past 13 years, then what’s apple profit? Even considering the new commission cut they take