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How much profit goes to the developer?

03-05-2009, 01:26 AM
Joined: Feb 2009
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How much profit goes to the developer?

I'm just wondering, how much of a cut does the developer get per sale, and how much does Apple get? Also, how much gets taken in tax?
03-05-2009, 01:32 AM
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Apple: 30%, developer: 70%.

I don't know about taxes.

03-05-2009, 01:34 AM
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Don't you need to pay like $90 to become a developer or something?
And then after that Apple takes 30% of your earnings.
03-05-2009, 02:06 AM
From USD revenues Apple takes 30% and a developer gets 70%.
From EURO revenues a developer gets a bit less, EURO prices do not convert directly (according to exchange rates), some deductions seem to occur.

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03-05-2009, 03:41 AM
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Apple takes it's 30% from REVENUE.

PROFIT is only achieved when you break even (revenue equals costs) so will vary by app.

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03-05-2009, 06:44 AM
See your local country/state goverment for income tax rates