Developers have already qualified for a 15% reduction in the App Store draw percentage

Among the developers who submitted applications for the App Store Small Developer Program before 10:00 a.m. Pacific Time on December 18, some have received the approval email. That is, from January 1, 2021, the revenue generated through paid applications and in-app purchases will be entitled to a 15% discount, and the details of the email are as follows.

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In addition to notifying developers of their eligibility for the discount, the email specifically mentions two scenarios.

1. if the developer’s revenue exceeds $1 million in 2021, then the revenue earned in the time after that will be charged at the standard commission (30%).

2. If the application transfer is made or accepted after December 31, 2020, developers will lose the benefit of reduced commission collection.

If you have already qualified for the offer, you need to pay special attention to the timing of the app transfer to avoid the expiration of the reduced commission benefits.

Presenting the plan

The “App Store Small Developer Program” is Apple’s plan to reduce the commission by 15% for existing developers with less than $1 million in total revenue and new developers joining the App Store in 2020.

Open Registration

On December 3, Apple officially announced that the program for small businesses and independent developers to reduce their commission draws was open for registration.

Developers who submit an application to register for the App Store Small Business Program by 10:00 a.m. PT on December 18 will have their earnings adjusted as of January 1, 2021; for those who register after that date, adjustments will be made 15 days after the end of the accounting calendar month in which registration was approved.

Developers who have currently received an acceptance notice will have their revenue earned as of January 1, 2021 drawn at a rate of 15%.

How to Apply

The process for applying to join the Small Developer Program is not complicated and only requires filling out 3 parts.

1、Fill out the Apple Developer Program account holder

2. Review the paid application agreement and accept it

3. List all associated developer accounts

For the specific application process, please refer to the previous article: Heavyweight!


Apple introduced the “App Store Small Developer Program” for developers, in the commission commission percentage cut at the same time, but also does not affect the developers to use Apple developer tools or program access, reducing the pressure on developers, eligible developers can consider applying as soon as possible to enjoy this beneficial rights and benefits ~ seven wheat research institute will continue to pay attention to the latest developments and information from Apple, and timely synchronization with you!

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