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Apple cuts App Store commission to 15% for developers paid less than $1M per yearavon b7 said:This move doesn't tackle the root issue that is being investigated on multiple fronts. That there is only one App Store on Apple devices.
Apple can legitimately charge whatever it wants but that isn't, and has never been, the root issue.
I think Apple feels good news won't result from the different investigations and this reduction is a move to leave them in slightly better light when final rulings are delivered.
Judge 'inclined' to grant protection to Unreal Engine, not FortnitePascalxx said:This sounds like Epic has a separate developer account for their Unreal Engine team which is marketed under a separate entity and Apple has threated to close both accounts, despite only one violating the App Store rules. So maybe they have a case after all?
Civil rights groups worldwide ask Apple to drop CSAM plansLittle late for that now. Apple already opened that can of worms (if it is actually a problem) just by announcing it. I'd still kind of like to see this implemented. I think Apple has addressed this as best it can, and governments can mandate that companies scan for this stuff with laws regardless of any prior implementation. Tech has kind of created this problem of sharing these CSAM photos easily. I'd like to see them as part of the solution too.
Why Apple keeps buying companies - and how it's used them for maximum impactHow could you leave out Fingerworks in 2005? It’s touch technology went into the iPhone, iPad and made their trackpad was it is today. Without them touch on the iPhone would have been far worse. I used to own some of their keyboards. Their touch technology was so far beyond anything else at the time.
Apple, Google must file plans to comply with South Korean app store law by mid-October
Apple must make changes to in-app payment requirement, Dutch antitrust agency says[email protected] said:jayweiss said:There will be no more FREE Apps. Someone is going to have to pay for the infrastructure that provides developers a storefront where their Apps can be discovered.There is no such thing as a free lunch.
If these will have to start paying many will just leave and users will have to use their website.
Then even more developers will not think it worth the trouble, and money, to be on the AppStore.
This downward spiral might force Apple's take to go below break-even.