By Adam Hood – KLTV Contributor
Apple has announced its decision to cut the commission it takes from small app developers in halve as it currently battles Epic Games in court.
Apple, headed by chief executive Tim Cook, has revealed that developers who make under £750,000 per year would instead pay a commission of 15% instead of the previous 30% on app purchases and in-app sales.
This comes as Apple is currently being challenged over its control of apps on its IOS system, with Epic Games claiming it is abusing its power.
Tim Sweeney, Epic’s boss, said: ‘This would be something to celebrate were it not a calculated move by Apple to divide app creators and preserve their monopoly on stores and payments.’
‘By giving special 15 per cent terms to select robber barons like Amazon, and now also to small indies, Apple is hoping to remove enough critics that they can get away with their blockade on competition.’
‘But consumers still pay inflated prices, marked up by the Apple tax.’
The US is also currently targeting Apple as a ‘gatekeeper’ against developers and abusing its power.