Apple Says European Developers Have Earned Over $25 Billion From App Store

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    Apple Music vice president Oliver Schusser spoke with German blog Macerkopf this week, revealing that European developers have now earned over $25 billion from the App Store since its inception in 2008.

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    Schusser also noted that customers have downloaded and streamed over 50 billion episodes of 650,000 active shows on Apple Podcasts.

    Apple provided MacRumors with Schusser's full remarks in English:
    Other figures mentioned in the remarks were previously known, including that developers have earned over $120 billion globally since the App Store launched and that Apple Music has over 50 million paying subscribers.

    (Thanks, Andre!)

    Article Link: Apple Says European Developers Have Earned Over $25 Billion From App Store
     
  2. NexusUser macrumors member

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    Alternate title: Apple has made over $10 billion off of European App Developers
     
  3. Substance90 macrumors 6502

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    Except a number like that doesn't mean anything without context. How much has Apple made from the ecosystem thanks to the developers being there?
     
  4. snowboarder macrumors 6502

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    So there you go - Apple "services" - $7.5 Billion
     
  5. rams macrumors member

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    i've made at least $400! oh -4 years of apple dev fee .. 4 DOLLARS for me, rest for apple. You're welcome Tim!
     
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    i paid 200 dollar and no roi.
     
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    A ton of money, I imagine and hope!
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    Sounds good to me.
     
  9. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

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    Speaking of context, how much did Apple invest into inventing, designing, developing, maintaining, expanding, and improving said ecosystem for all of that to be possible?
     
  10. Peperino macrumors 6502a

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    And still taking 30% of the developers.
     
  11. az431 macrumors 65816

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    Is Apple not allowed to earn anything from its own App Store?
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    A fraction of the $10 billion per year it charges developers.
     
  12. omihek macrumors 6502

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    I don't get this attitude. It's not like Apple forced any of them to use its platform. They did so willingly and are probably glad they did. I'd rather have 70% of $35 billion than 100% of nothing. You don't like Apple's developer fees, don't be an iOS app developer. Simple as that.
     
  13. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

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    But they are still the ones who made it and make it all possible. Without them the developers wouldn't be making those billions (only from which does Apple take their part).
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    Basic logic in play.
     
  14. Baymowe335 macrumors 601

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    A lot more to it than that.

    Apple just pulled in almost $40B in services in a single year. This $25B was since 2008.
     
  15. apolloa macrumors G4

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    All I can think off when reading this is the 30% cut Apple takes, and this is ONLY reporting on the European market, and that even though this is a 120 billion dollar annual market, Apple does not think that's a big enough market to update it's Macs, because you need a Mac in order to make an iOS app!

    The one tool you need to enter that 120 billion dollar European only market, excluding global market, and you couldn't buy as up to date hardware unless you wanted a laptop with a keyboard that breaks with dust under it, or the Mac Mini.

    Well you could buy the iMac Pro I guess which is a decent machine.

    Great to see such a flourishing market, I wonder how many more billions are made from the sales of the data mining performed by all those freemium apps?

    Bah I'd be less salty if Apple didn't ignore it's desktop Mac Lineup for several years whilst making it's billions and billions and billions in profits.

    Never mind I have some useful apps on my iPhone so all is good.
     
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    I’m not sure why there is so much complaining about Apple sharing the profits of the devos.....

    Without Apple’s App Store, there wouldn’t be any profits to share.
     
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    "We're the the #1 music streaming service in the US"

    How has this not garnered more/any attention?
     
  18. AngerDanger macrumors 601

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    If it's any consolation, the article image sort of looks like one person is playing a record with their foot.

    FootDJ.gif
     
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    Of which $24.9 billion went to King Ltd for Candy Crush!
     
  21. firewood macrumors 604

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    EU devs who would have made almost nothing if Apple hadn't provided a consumer friendly way to load apps on iOS 2.0 and later.

    Or perhaps EU devs would have made the far smaller amount of total revenue that Google's Android app ecosystem has provided to developers over its entire lifetime.

    Seems a fair trade.
     
  22. Cosmosent macrumors 6502a

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    Just think how BIG the numbers would be if:

    1.) AAPL didn't have such a Stranglehold on App Discovery, &

    2.) They made one day per week "Adults" ONLY, NO Games, & NO Emojis, Stickers, or GIFs ... I recommend "Hump Day" ... every Wednesday.
     
  23. dilbert99 macrumors 68020

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    Or Apple uses tax avoidance measures to avoid paying tax in the EU
     
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    I assume these money were properly tasked within the EU.
    Maybe this could learn Apple a trick or two..
     

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