Apple’s App Store revenue comes almost entirely from game users, according to a court ruling issued Friday that Apple Games failed to monopolize Apple.
According to the verdict, gaming apps account for about 70 percent of the App Store’s total revenue. The court said that 70 percent of App Store users generate less than 10 percent. By contrast, no more than 80% of all accounts are monetized, according to the document, as 80% of all apps in the App Store are free.
As of January, there were 1 billion active iPhones and 1.65 billion Apple devices in use worldwide.
Apple has cut revenue from the purchase of apps distributed through the App Store by 30 percent over the past few years. Developers have accused Apple’s App Store platform of unfairness to smaller companies, and last year Apple slashed commissions on its platform by 15 percent for apps with annual net sales of less than 1 million.
On Friday, Federal Judge Evan Gonzalez Rogers ruled in a lawsuit between Apec and Apple, and ultimately barred Apple developers from providing links or other communications away from Apple app purchases. can stop
The stay order will be effective from December.
Apple doesn’t reveal how much its App Store earns annually. Instead, the company issues data points that include the total amount Apple has paid to developers since the launch of the App Store in 2008.
The company said it had paid $200 billion to developers since 2008 and $45 billion from January 2020 earlier this year.