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Apple Defends App Store by Pointing to Developers’ Revenue Gains

Apple’s App Store is under scrutiny from government officials in the US and Europe.

Apple’s App Store is under scrutiny from government officials in the US and Europe.

Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg 

Apple Inc., facing mounting criticism of its App Store policies, defended the platform Wednesday by pointing to the small-business jobs and revenue it generates.  

The company cited a study by Analysis Group that found developers who earn under $1 million from the App Store annually saw total revenue rise 113% over a two-year period starting in 2019. In the US, that number reached 118%, though it was lower in some countries such as the UK and Japan.