Apple starts charging 15% commission instead of 30% to App Store developers


In early December, Apple informed developers that premium games and those that include in-app purchases have until December 31 to present the Chinese government's Imprimatur on the App Store. Conversely, Apple still charges a commission rate of 30% to all application developers.

Apple, earlier this week, started notifying eligible developers about the App Store Small Business Program going live imminently. Some other developers have also reported an identical change. The Cyberspace Administration of China called the apps illegal without spelling out the offenses Tripadvisor or the other apps, most of which are from Chinese developers, had committed. He posted that the new decreased fees of App Store for Small Business have been affected by the company already along with some graphical representation of the fees.

Despite these obstacles, the iOS game is doing well in the country: the income from this activity has represented 13 billion dollars since the beginning of the year, a figure higher than 13%.

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Apple has begun charging a smaller commission from some developers who are part of the company's new Small Business Programme. That compares with a 21% rise in China over the same stretch in 2019 and a 26% gain globally this year. According to a study by Campaign for Accountability, around 3,000 apps around the world have no subscribers in China.

Nearly a third of the apps absent from Apple's China store were related to what the advocacy group deemed "hot button human rights" topics, such as Tibetan Buddhism, protests in Hong Kong and gay or transgender rights or themes, while 5% dealt with pornography or gambling.

America tech giant Apple is coming down hard on its Chinese online store as it has removed more than 94,000 games from the platform. "National and global debates will outlive us all, and while important, they do not govern the facts", he wrote. " We often disagree with them and dispute them". In order to keep your paid game or game with in-app purchases available on the App Store in China mainland, enter your approval number and supporting documentation in the App Information section of your game's page in App Store Connect and submit an update to App Review by December 31.