Does Apple get a cut of IAPs?

03-04-2013, 11:13 PM
#1
Does Apple get a cut of IAPs?

The title is pretty self explanatory. I know apple gets a 30% portion of apps sales, but does that apply to inapp purchases?

If not, then they have a financial incentive to put a damper on the F2P crap that's on the rise.
03-04-2013, 11:16 PM
#2
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I'm pretty sure they do. I mean, why the heck not?

I know you'd like to hear otherwise, but yeah.



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03-04-2013, 11:17 PM
#3
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Originally Posted by Echoseven View Post
I'm pretty sure they do. I mean, why the heck not?

I know you'd like to hear otherwise, but yeah.
Darn that burst my brief bubble of optimism.
03-05-2013, 12:52 AM
#4
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They do. Im pretty sure the contract goes with something like "apple gets a cut in total revenue" which should include app sales and IAP. Else Apple cant earn money with "free to download, IAP to unlock full version" type of games.

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03-05-2013, 01:09 AM
#5
You should probably ask this in the developers forum, they would know exactly
03-05-2013, 02:20 AM
#6
Yes, they take the same 30 percent from iaps
03-05-2013, 02:26 AM
#7
If you could prove that IAPs in certain instances are done in a illegal fashion than surely Apple would be in the firing line as well then?