It seems like many are not happy with the piece of the pie that Apple takes on its app store. There is the question of how much of a cut they should receive. The industry standard appears to be 30%, but some developers are feeling that it’s too much.
While this is how some companies have felt for a while, it only recently became the center of attention when Epic decided to publicly challenge Apple which has resulted in a legal battle between the two. Now it looks like regulators around the world are starting to sit up and pay attention to this. In Russia, a lawmaker has submitted draft legislation in which it has been proposed that the cut that companies like Apple and Google should take should be capped at 20%.
The legislation would require that app sellers like Apple and Google pay an additional third of their commission (essentially a 30% cut of the 20% that they would take) that would then go towards a special training fund for IT specialists. This would be done quarterly.
With so much public scrutiny, it would be a miracle if Apple were to walk away from this unchanged. It will be interesting to see what happens.
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