Apple’s cut is 30%, but this sentence makes it sound like Apple takes 70%
On the trials... I don’t feel strongly. Maybe I’d like App trials, but maybe I’m glad they don’t exist because it leads to a level of gimpware that I don’t want on my phone. I’m glad to see trial tactics gone - although I do dislike ad based apps so maybe it’s the better of the two?
I don’t an opinion on money. My apps directly tie into hardware we sell. The apps are free, we don’t want to do microtransactions or pay apps. We’re a Device Company. The 70/30 split does seem high I suppose.
All in all... good luck I guess, but Apple is not a company I would try union tactics on. What is the practical outcome here - these developers are really going to not publish for iOS? I think we all know that’s not the case.
I'm guessing you would always be able to just buy without going through the trial period.