- Apr 12, 2001
Apple collected more than $100 million in revenue from the 30 percent cut that it takes from Fortnite in-app purchases, according to testimony provided by App Store gaming business development head Michael Schmid, who shared the detail in the ongoing Epic v. Apple trial.
As noted by Bloomberg, Schmid offered the $100 million figure as a rough estimate, and declined to provide a specific dollar amount because that would be "inappropriate."
Sensor Tower last year estimated that Fortnite players have spent $1.2 billion on in-app purchases in the App Store, which would have netted Apple $354 million. Fortnite has been on the App Store since 2018, and prior to its removal, it was a highly popular iOS game.
According to Schmid, Apple spent $1 million marketing for Fortnite in its last 11 months on the App Store.
Apple software engineering chief Craig Federighi is testifying in the Epic v. Apple trial today, following Phil Schiller's testimony earlier this week. Apple CEO Tim Cook is expected to take the stand on Friday, where he will answer questions for 100 minutes.
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