Micro App Store developers may now apply to earn their piece of a settlement stemming from a class-action lawsuit filed against Apple by app creators in 2019.
The case arose in 2019 when a class of software developers sued Apple for alleged abuses of power, such as mandated pricing and the yearly App Store charge. In August 2021, Apple resolved the case, which resulted in the formation of a $100 million fund for small developers.
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Now, developers may claim between $250 and $30,000 through the fund’s website, which went online on Friday.
Every App Store developer who sold a product for a fee between 2015 and 2021 is a class member who is eligible for reimbursement. Members must have earned less than $1 million per calendar year between 2015 and 2021.
In addition to the developer cash, the settlement also contained modest revisions to Apple’s App Store policy. The revised standards include revisions to user and developer communication, new price levels, and a commitment to continue offering its 15% off App Store fee for at least three years.
The deadline for class members to bring a claim is May 20, 2022. If a class member desires to be excluded from the settlement, they have until March 21 to submit their request.
- Micro Software Store developers may now apply to collect their cut of the settlement coming from a class-action lawsuit launched against Apple by app authors in 2019. The lawsuit emerged in 2019 when a class of software developers sued Apple for alleged abuses of power, such as forced pricing and the annual App Store fee.
- In August 2021, Apple resolved the dispute, which resulted in the development of a $100 million fund for small developers.