Nick to Apple's profits could be windfall for app developers

Sales completed outside Apple's payment systems are not subject to its commission of up to 30 per cent. PHOTO: AFP
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SAN FRANCISCO (NYTIMES) - Apple has taken to calling its iPhone App Store an "economic miracle", and it has pointed to developers like Mr Zach Shakked as proof.

Mr Shakked created an iPhone app that helps companies find trending hashtags on social media. Over the past 12 months, his sales have topped US$5 million (S$6.8 million).

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