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How Much Does the App Store Take from a sale?

01-17-2009, 10:52 AM
#1
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How Much Does the App Store Take from a sale?

Title really says it all, wat percentage of the .99 cents or w/e does apple take
01-17-2009, 10:54 AM
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30%?

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01-17-2009, 10:56 AM
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Originally Posted by coconutbowling View Post
30%?
yep its 30%
01-17-2009, 11:20 AM
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29.7 cents out of 99 cents

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01-17-2009, 02:14 PM
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Originally Posted by pablo19 View Post
29.7 cents out of 99 cents

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01-17-2009, 02:18 PM
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They take the 30% out so Apple can "run" the App Store. I'm sure they could keep it up and running fine for less.

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01-17-2009, 02:34 PM
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Originally Posted by BarringtonSoftware View Post
They take the 30% out so Apple can "run" the App Store. I'm sure they could keep it up and running fine for less.
Probably not, I would assume the app store consumes more bandwidth than wikipedia...
01-17-2009, 03:18 PM
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Originally Posted by HouseTreeRobot View Post
Probably not, I would assume the app store consumes more bandwidth than wikipedia...
I suppose your right in a way, but consider how many apps Apple is taking 30% from, and how much those apps are selling.

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01-17-2009, 04:52 PM
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Originally Posted by BarringtonSoftware View Post
I suppose your right in a way, but consider how many apps Apple is taking 30% from, and how much those apps are selling.
Do the math.

If there's $5,000,000 being made, and Apple gets 30%, it's only $1,500,000. There's a lot of file in the store, and Apple probably makes a small profit for themselves.