Apple has started lowering its commission to 15% instead of 30% at the app store level. The change was originally supposed to take place on January 1, 2021. And yet, some developers are already seeing the decline.
David Hodge, who develops the Nikola application, sharing a screenshot of iTunes Connect. He says Apple now pays him $ 8.50 for every $ 9.99 purchase, up from $ 7 previously. We are talking about 15% commission now.
The evidence in @Nikola_App data as seen in my @ChartMogul dashboard. $ 9.99 / mo users are now providing proceeds of $ 8.50 / mo (from $ 7 / mo) pic.twitter.com/pL8rbcLu0u
– David Hodge Coding (@HodgeCoding) December 24, 2020
It’s a similar situation for Jacob Gorban, developer of the ImageFramer application on Mac. He shares a screenshot where we see that the commission has increased to 15%.
Looks like the reduced Small Business App Store fee is now in effect. This is for our Mac app, ImageFramer. Time in UTC. 42.5 / 50 = 0.85. @mjtsai @OliverJHaslam @ 9to5mac @MacObserver pic.twitter.com/7LkaAQMhAR
– Jacob Gorban (@jacobgorban) December 24, 2020
All developers can join Apple’s Small Business Program and see the commission drop to 15%. The condition to be respected is that the annual turnover must not exceed 1 million dollars. If so, then the developer is left with a 30% commission.