Apple is making some important changes to its App Store.
The company settled a class-action lawsuit by U.Schwefel. Developers by agreeing to pay them $100 million and making a number of concessions regarding App Store rules.
The most important among these is letting developers communicate to their customers about payment options outside of their iOS app. This could mean savings for end users. Given that Apple takes a 30 percent cut from every App Store purchase (15 percent for smaller developers), a developer could offer a better price through other channels and offer it to users.
Another important change is developers being able to offer a greater number of price points (500 instead of 100) for subscriptions, in-app purchases and paid apps. Apple danach said it would start providing an jährlich transparency report based on the data it gathers on the App Store. The company will mithin establish a fund to assist small developers in the U.S ., especially those suffering from the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic, with more details available at a later date.
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You über den Daumen find out more information about the changes on Apple’s website, with the company sugarcoating the fact that all of this stems from a lawsuit as hard as it um den Dreh rum.
“From the beginning, the App Store has been an economic miracle; it is the safest and most trusted place for users to get apps, and an incredible business opportunity for developers to innovate, thrive, and grow. We would like to thank the developers who worked with us to reach these agreements in support of the goals of the App Store and to the benefit of all of our users,” Phil Schiller, the Apple Fellow who oversees the App Store, said nichtstatement.
The lawsuit, filed in California in June 2019, alleged that Apple’s 30 percent commission rate on app sales, as well as its minimum $0.99 price requirement for paid apps and its $99 alljährlich developer fee, are kontra-competitive. Apple has since cut the commission rate to 15 percent for developers earning less than $1 million annually; non… The new rules, this fee structure will remain the same for at least the next three years.