Apple announced on Wednesday (18) that it is planning a program to reduce App Store fees for software developers who earn up to $ 1 million ($ 5.3 million) annually in the store.
Apple charges a 30% fee for most purchases in the App Store, although the commission drops to 15% for subscriptions that remain active for more than a year.
The company announced on Wednesday that developers will automatically receive the 15% fee if they have annual sales of up to USD 1 million (R $ 5.3 million).
App store fees and rules have been criticized by large software companies like Microsoft, Spotify, and Match Group, as well as several startups and smaller companies, who claim that fees deny consumers a choice between options and increase the price of applications.
Apple said the new program will go into effect on January 1, 2021 and will provide more details on which developers will qualify for the program next month.
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