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What is the Apple Tax and Why is it Under Investigation? – Gizmodo Australia

After Fortnite got booted from the App store everyone has been talking about the Apple Tax. Here’s what it means and why its come under antitrust scrutiny.

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Theres been a lot of talk about the Apple Tax in recent weeks. While its not a new discussion in the tech world, the term has blown up after Fortnite got kicked off the App Store and Google Play. If youre not sure what the Apple Tax is, lets get you caught up.
What is the Apple Tax?
The Apple tax is the colloquial terms for the high commission rate that Apple places on app developers.
In general Apple takes a 30 per cent cut of all in-app purchases and so does Google. This is why Fornite was …

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