In recent months, much has been said about the possibility that the company that Tim Cook runs may be forced to open the door to other app stores. A few days ago, Tim Cook visited the podcast Sway from the New York Times, where he was asked about this issue.
Tim Cook stated that every week, the App Store receives more than 100.000 applications for review. However, slightly less than half, 40.000, are rejected. The reason for the rejection is because they either don't work or they don't work as claimed by the developer.
In any given week, 100.000 apps enter the app review. 40.000 of them are rejected. Most are rejected because they don't work or they don't work the way they say they work. You can imagine if the cure disappeared, which would happen to the App Store in no time.
Kara Swisher, host of the podcast, asked Cook why couldn't there be managed app stores by other companies or organizations. Cook's answer was clear: Apple created the ecosystem and deserves to benefit from it.
Apple has helped build an economy of more than half a trillion dollars a year, half a trillion, and it takes a very small share for the innovation it created and for the expense of running the store.
Also commented the cut in the commission that is pocketed by Apple, went from 30% to 15% among developers billing less than $ 1 million a year:
Like 85% of people pay zero commissions. And then with our recent move with small developers, developers who make less than a million dollars a year pay 15%. As it turns out, that's the vast majority of developers.
Cook states that he is not in favor of allowing users to install applications directly, as the privacy and security model would be broken that Apple created with iOS although it claims that the App Store is open to change, that it is not built with concrete.