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Apple to halve App Store fees to 15% for smaller developers

Move comes amid dispute with 'Fortnite' maker over commissions on sales

Apple has come in for criticism over the fees it charges developers using its App Store. (Photo by Yoshiyuki Tamai)

SILICON VALLEY -- Apple announced on Wednesday that it will slash its App Store fees for smaller developers as the U.S. tech giant faces a showdown with global app makers over its commissions.

Apple currently charges a 30% commission on App Store sales and in-app purchases. From January, that rate will be cut to 15% for developers with sales below a certain level.

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