June 30, according tomedia reports, it is well known that Apple for its app store fees app will be 30%, which is also known as the “Apple tax.” Under Apple’s rules, Apple charges 30 percent for every purchase and subscription a business makes through an iOS app. After the second year, the draw dropped to 15 per cent.
Any developer who needs to make money on Apple’s iPhone and iPad audiences should pay a high surcharge for this privilege.
Many domestic manufacturers have adopted different channels of different prices of the strategy, such as iOS to buy more expensive, so how do foreign developers deal with it? In fact, it is much the same.
Streaming services giants Netflix, Amazon e-reader Kindle, Spotify and Kobo, a Japanese-owned e-book reader, have all tried to circumvent Apple’s rules. These developers are mainly resisting in two ways: first, preventing users from subscribing and buying through iOS. Second, charge a higher fee in iOS applications.
Tinder charges $29.99 a month for iOS Gold membership, compared with $13.49 for Tinder membership. A Tinder spokesman said: “Apple is a partner, but beyond that it is a dominant platform, and its actions force the vast majority of customers to pay extra for third-party apps that Apple is freely defined as a ‘digital provider’.” “
Apple typically charges app developers 30 percent of the in-app purchase fee, which is why Tinder’s in-app pricing is higher than the same membership fee offered on Tinder. Tidal, the music streaming app, charges $12.99 a month for its high-end service on the iPhone, compared with $9.99 on its website and Android devices.
Google’s YouTube Music also transfers 30 per cent of Apple’s commission spent on customers. A YouTube spokesman said Apple’s app retailer snobs any mention of content that can be discounted elsewhere.
An Apple spokesman said app developers were free to promote different pricing outdoors as well as on televisions and billboards.
Google’s in-app trading commission is also as high as 30%. However, Android apps can be paid by a third party, and Google can’t do that.
So while Android accounts for the bulk of the global smartphone market (Android accounts for 85 per cent and iOS 14 per cent), Apple has borne the brunt of public and regulatory scrutiny of the App Store’s business model.