Saturday, January 22, 2022
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Developers can now submit a claim in settled lawsuit with Apple

In August 2021 Apple announced a number of changes coming to the App Store that, pending court approval, will resolve a class-action suit from US developers. Now a website that will allow developers to submit a claim for a payout has gone live.

Developers may be included in this settlement and entitled to receive a payment if they are or were a U.S. developer of any Apple iOS application or in-app product (including subscriptions) that:

  1. Was sold for a non-zero price;
  2. Was sold via Apple’s iOS App Store between 2015 and 2021; and
  3. Earned, together with any other iOS applications or in-app products (including subscriptions) sold through all of your associated developer accounts, proceeds equal to or less than $1,000,000.00 through the App Store U.S. storefront in every calendar year from 2015 to 2021 in which you had a developer account.

The criteria to be a “Settlement Class Member” are defined more fully in the notice relating to this settlement. U.S. developers who meet the criteria are entitled to a minimum cash payment ranging from $250 to $30,000.

The agreement clarifies that developers can share purchase options with users outside of their iOS app; expands the price points developers can offer for subscriptions, in-app purchases, and paid apps; and establishes a new fund to assist qualifying US developers.

Dennis Sellers
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Dennis Sellers is the editor/publisher of Apple World Today. He’s been an “Apple journalist” since 1995 (starting with the first big Apple news site, MacCentral). He loves to read, run, play sports, and watch movies.