Apple can charge 90% if they wanted to. It would be stupid of them to do so, but they can charge what they want for THEIR
The industry standard for online stores seems to be 30%, whether it be Steam or Google Play or whatever.. That is not Apple by itself raping developers. The industry, in general has apparently accepted those terms. At least until Sweeny came out trying to start a virtual riot.
Apple is a closed platform. You write something for IOS or OSX... you have to follow their rules in order to publish on their platform. Period.
If everyone got together and said "Fsck Apple" and didn't develop any apps for the platform anymore... you'd probably see them cut their price real quick.
But as long as you have developers chasing that 50% US market share, they're going keep putting up with a 30% cut.
So why is this 30% fair for Google Play? Because you can sideload?
Jailbreak your IOS device and sideload then.
There also seems to be a non-jailbreak way at altstore.io
Don't want to risk jailbreaking or some weird underground store (which I would argue is what you are already doing on android)? Buy a dev account for $100 and sideload.
Ya'll can't just dictate what YOU think the price should be on their platform... and neither can Sweeny.This comment was edited on Aug 25, 2020, 16:50.
Get your games from GOG DAMMIT!