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gatorguy said:tundraboy said:LexerArray said:
People are arguing for reasonable commissions for those use cases that resolves a big discrepancy in pricing that we are seeing today.
According to expert testimony in the Epic case, from that 30 cent cut Apple spends 9 cents in supporting services and hardware to earn it. That leaves 21 cents as clear profit. That's a very healthy return, so no wonder Apple is so big on "Services".
Epic thinks this is unfair because they are effectively subsidizing the free apps, some of which are their competitors.
But that is just how taxes work, you pay for stuff you don't need, or even stuff you would like to not exist.
Epic is like someone who does not want to pay road tax for all the roads other people use.
Maybe Apple will just start charging those that do not qualify for the small business program, those that make more than 1 million on the app store, a lot more for developer membership, and also for dev tools and app submissions. Apple hinted at this in the Epic trial. They will get their money one way or another, they prefer the system they have now.