Therefore, please consider changing the App Store 70% / 30%
revenue split to a tiered rate, where Apple takes less of the
developer’s first revenues. For example, perhaps Apple could take
nothing from the first $100K in annual revenue for a developer,
and 30% after that. Or maybe Apple could take 10% from the first
$100K, 20% from the next $100K, and 30% after that.
This change would be a shot in the arm for Apple’s independent
developers, and would allow more people to work full-time on
creating software for Apple platforms.
Interesting idea, and I think Hunter is right that this wouldn’t cost Apple much dough. But I think Apple is locked into the simplicity of the 70/30 split.