Apple Has Paid App Devs $2.5 Billion So Far

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mcd023

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so, since apple takes a 30% cut (from what I've been told), $2.5B / .7 = $3.57B total spent by customers. yowzas!
 

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[citation][nom]cookoy[/nom]And $3.57B / 15 B = $ 0.238 per app download. That cheap or is someone ripping off someone else?[/citation]
People download a lot more free apps than paid apps.

Works out at about $18 per iOS user.... sounds reasonable. I bet there are a lot of people who are too tight to spend 99cents on a good app.
 

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"Apple Made $1B off App Developers So Far"

(after forcing them to use Apple hardware to develop and test, and Apple software to do said development on... none of which is free)

Fixed the tittle for you.
 
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"And $3.57B / 15 B = $ 0.238 per app download. That cheap or is someone ripping off someone else?"

Many of those 15B app downloads were free. Not all apps cost money...
 

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Anyone want to post up how much money Google has paid out to developers of Android apps? Probably not, once they see how small the figure is.
 

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[citation][nom]beayn[/nom]The headline should read "Apple has made ~$1bn off other people's work."[/citation]

Congratulations on making possibly one of the most idiotic comments I have ever seen on the Internet. That is a major accomplishment.

Your statement ignores who makes and promotes the hardware to run these developers applications. It ignores the work Apple does to promote said hardware., ignores who pays for the hosting of downloadable applications. Who pays for development of the hardware, the promotion of the hard ware, the development of the OS, and the list goes on.

Let us not forget that all businesses make money off of others peoples work. That is how a business works. either you are a moron socialist or a moron Apple hater. Either way, you are a moron.
 

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[citation][nom]ohseus[/nom]Congratulations on making possibly one of the most idiotic comments I have ever seen on the Internet. That is a major accomplishment. Your statement ignores who makes and promotes the hardware to run these developers applications. It ignores the work Apple does to promote said hardware., ignores who pays for the hosting of downloadable applications. Who pays for development of the hardware, the promotion of the hard ware, the development of the OS, and the list goes on. Let us not forget that all businesses make money off of others peoples work. That is how a business works. either you are a moron socialist or a moron Apple hater. Either way, you are a moron.[/citation]

You must be pretty new to the Internets to think that was the most idiotic comment you've ever seen. Congrats on venting your hatred, stupidity, and frustrations on random person #675842. Did it make you feel as good as when you bought your iPhone? What about your iPad? Macbook?

 

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[citation][nom]ohseus[/nom]Congratulations on making possibly one of the most idiotic comments I have ever seen on the Internet. That is a major accomplishment. Your statement ignores who makes and promotes the hardware to run these developers applications. It ignores the work Apple does to promote said hardware., ignores who pays for the hosting of downloadable applications. Who pays for development of the hardware, the promotion of the hard ware, the development of the OS, and the list goes on. Let us not forget that all businesses make money off of others peoples work. That is how a business works. either you are a moron socialist or a moron Apple hater. Either way, you are a moron.[/citation]

While ohseus's response may not have been the mostly tactfully put, he does make an excellent point. Apple has spent the billions in hardware development, marketing, and building of the iOS ecosystem to nearly 200 million devices. The software developer didn't pay anything other than the $99 developer's fee to get in on the platform. Both parties are in a mutual beneficial arrangement. And both are making money off each other.
 

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[citation][nom]fellskrazykayaker[/nom]While ohseus's response may not have been the mostly tactfully put, he does make an excellent point. Apple has spent the billions in hardware development, marketing, and building of the iOS ecosystem to nearly 200 million devices. The software developer didn't pay anything other than the $99 developer's fee to get in on the platform. Both parties are in a mutual beneficial arrangement. And both are making money off each other.[/citation]

Agreed. And, for developers, the iOS platform, regardless of personal taste/dislike, has shown that it is a better venue for someone who wants to be paid for their work. Some may dislike the whole Apple policy of 30%, however no venue is free. You'd pay rent for a brick and mortar, you'd pay for a dedicated website, you'd pay for storage media, you'd pay for whatever. And Apple is no different. Only difference is, is Apple doesn't take anything off the top if you offer subscriptions and you brought in the subscriber, and not Apple. Fair enough, I say.
 

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That is not the stupidest thing posted on the internet by far. I've seen stupider on this site alone, probably even posted by the journalists, and I think that ohseus's response is very mean and quite rude. I think that saying the developers made a fair bit of money off apples work is just as fair a statement though

I will agree with him on the second half though, points for that. He does certainly think the whole thing through all the way. And gives credit to aplle where it deserves. A bit too Mac fan-boy for me though.
 
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