“What’s a fair price for offering that platform? Apple concluded that it was 30 percent of the price of the app,” Streitfeld writes. “The subscription announcement generated controversy, including assertions that Apple was being shortsighted as well as greedy.”
Streitfeld writes, “Android has indeed become a formidable competitor in terms of the number of devices using that platform. According to new numbers from Gartner, over the last year sales of Android devices doubled to 120 million. Apple’s iOS system, meanwhile, grew 36 percent to 24 million units. In other ways, however – number of downloads, percentage of paid versus free apps — Apple is still the system of choice. That certainly strengthens its hand. But there is another reason why Apple has not reduced its cut: Google is charging the same 30 percent.”
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