New program reduces App Store commission to 15 percent for small businesses earning up to $1 million per year
- “earning up to $1 million” means proceeds, not sales. This is what we get after Apple’s cut. “up to” means $999.999
- “if they earned up to $1 million in proceeds during the previous calendar year”. This means that if $1M is surpassed, the standard rate (30%) kicks in for the rest of the year, and also next year.
- If a developer’s business falls below the $1 million threshold in a future calendar year (e.g. 2021), they can requalify for the 15 percent commission the year after (e.g. 2022)
- This is surprising new, follow Apple’s promise in WWDC about changes in Appstore policy. It should be credit to @dhh ’s fight for hey.com, which somehow affects the decision.
- Some may need to stop generating revenue, by removing from sale, giving away or moving their apps to different distributing platforms to remedy the threshold surpassing.
- Now the question is, how to get to the first $1000 😂