I've alway wondered why in every keynote, Apple makes a point about the amount of money paid out to developers. This is what Tim Cook said this time:
"The appstore continues to exceed our expectations. Now, this is great for customers, they get the choice of some fantantic apps. But is also great for developes. We've now plaid out 6.5 billion dollars to developers. Its great for Apple to be able to reward their creativity and hard work, and their passion."
It draws attention not because of the ammount of money paid, but the way they make it sound - as if this was a gift out of pure generosity for developers, instead of their contractual obligation for their work. And they never mention how much money Apple makes by taking a 30% cut out of every sale, which IMO is a bit excessive, specially when one hears complaints about the vetting process and the way Apple handles some aspects of such relationship.
Any developers care to comment?